redesign of passworddb

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Wed Sep 26 10:45:03 GMT 2001

On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, koen muylkens wrote:

> I'm intrested in a fallbacksystem for password databases (e.g.: search
> in samba-passworddatabase if user is not found in the
> ldap-passworddatabase). A line in the smb.conf should define the
> sequence of the passworddatabases(e.g: passworddatabase = ldap, samba
> (=first search ldap then search sambapasswdfile))
> Is there already work done in this area? Is this already possible in
> the current version of 'passdb' which is backported from HEAD? Does
> this redesign of passdb make it possible to change the
> passworddatabase?

The first thing we need to do is to develop a portable module
loading interface in Samba which can be used to order a set
of shared libraries or lookups.  RIght now, this a a compile
time option.

> Who should I contact if this feature would not be implemented
> in the near future and I would like to develop this myself ?

I'll work with you.  Best to coordinate efforts on this list though.

cheers, jerry
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