CVS update: tng/source/passdb

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Jan 7 14:19:02 GMT 2002

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>  [andrew b., this isn't sent you you, btw]

> > > At least not with the current available tools in this
> > > area...
> >
> > For the record, the line I keep hearing is that if somebody comes up
> > with a *viable* way to add the required plugablility to HEAD (some kind
>  i've already described such a viable method.  unfortunately
>  the people you work with are too arrogant and too stupid to
>  accept anything that comes from me, and too short-sighted
>  and cock-sure of their own technical superiority
>  to accept any solution that is not "perfect".

I've never seen the patch myself - and I would be most interested to see
the core changes required (and just looking at what TNG does isn't
sufficient here, there is too much different).  

> > of loadable module support) then it might be possible to work closer on
> > the RPC server end of things.
>  loadable module support is _not_ the way to do it.
>  "controlled" from HEAD is not the way to do it.
>  no sane dce/rpc programmer wants their namespace polluted
>  by samba function namespace [there are technical ways to
>  deal with this, if you can be bothered].

So, why can't such a loadable module then call your named-pipe interface
(which is what I'm assuming this is all about)?

Andrew Bartlett

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