[PATCH] change SAM DB (files,tdb,ldap,nisplus) in smb.conf

Simo Sorce idra at samba.org
Wed Jan 9 01:41:40 GMT 2002

We will have this in place soon, jerry is going to change the passdb interface to be module based, so that you can load one or more modules as passdb backends.
When this will be in place you will have what you need.

On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 08:35:42AM +0100, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Hi Jerry,
> I have found your definition of struct passdb_ops in passdb.h in 3.0alpha12 :
> I think using a struct of function pointers is great.
> My question is: should we use only one struct or a list of structs?
> If we use a list we maybe let only the first module call it's 
> *_add_sam_account function, this is our main passdb and if it failed (e.g. 
> the LDAP-server is down) the account is add to an passdb. We can point the 
> add_sam_account pointer of the second and upper backends to a dummy 
> function witch returns always false.
> To use shared libraries is nice for modules witch not in samba now and 
> should be add without recompiling the rest of samba.
> But I would use ldap,tdb,file,(nisplus) as builtin passdb backends and let 
> only other backends load via shared libs, with are searched in passdb 
> module(s) path
> as path/pdb_*.so and * is the modules name called in smb.conf.
> in smb.conf
> passdb module path = /etc/samba/modules
> (maybe changed in : passdb modules path )
> passdb backends = ldap mysql radius file
> e.g 	the mysql module must be found at /etc/samba/modules/pdb_mysql.so
> 	the radius module must be found at /etc/samba/modules/pdb_radius.so
> 	....
> Have somebody else an opinion on that?
>   metze  

Simo Sorce       idra at samba.org
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