Distributed Winbind

Esh, Andrew AEsh at tricord.com
Fri Jan 25 13:05:05 GMT 2002

If LDAP is going to replace Winbind, then yes, I am interested.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Carter [mailto:jerry at samba.org]
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 2:49 PM
To: Esh, Andrew
Cc: 'samba-technical at lists.samba.org'
Subject: Re: Distributed Winbind

On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Esh, Andrew wrote:

> A while back there was a small amount of discussion about winbind, and
> the problem of Unix-ID-to-Windows-SID mappings being done
> independently on each Samba server. Files being moved between such
> servers via Unix methods such as NFS and FTP servers would probably
> become owned by a different Windows user.
> Is there any interest in having a Master winbind daemon open a network
> socket for Client winbind daemons to make requests from? Is this not a
> problem for anyone else?

I've been working on using LDAP for the SID<-> uid mappings.
Got some initial code.  Looks like it will work out ok.
Would you be interested in this?

chau, jerry
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