Multiple passdb backends

Simo Sorce idra at
Wed Feb 27 11:08:06 GMT 2002

On Wed, 2002-02-27 at 18:34, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> Hello,
> Samba currently supports only one passdb backend at a time. It would
> be nice to be able to load multiple backends, just like nsswitch and
> pam. When multiple backends are supported, it would be possible to
> (just some examples): 
> - use users from a ldap database and a mysql database
> - use a global ldap database and use a 'local' smbpasswd database
> - use two mysql databases (on two servers, for example)
> feedback, please :)

yes we already talked about that, more desin is needed!

> I don't know yet how exactly this should be implemented, but one way
> would be to check the multiple backends in the pdb_*() functions in
> passdb/pdb_interface.c(those without the 'context' argument). 
> Btw. What do you use when programming on samba? I'm currently just
> using using vim + gdb + tail -f /usr/local/samba/var/log.*, but I'm
> looking for a more easy way.

I use both vim+gdb or source navigator + ddd

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