[Draft #2] Samba 3.0 roadmap...idmap storage & central idmap repository

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at xsec.it
Tue Jul 9 11:54:01 GMT 2002

Hi metze,
on top of the first doc I see you state that all strings should be utf8.
I hearteadly disagree, I woul d rather like to see all internal strings
on new code to be UCS-2.
Utf8 has many disadvantages:
1. require any RPC requests that comes from clients to be converted
forth and back (UCS-2->UTF8->UCS-2)
2. Is difficult to manipulate UTF8 strings as they are variable lenght
multibyte chars and sometimes uppercase chars have different lenght than
lowercase chars.


On Tue, 2002-07-09 at 15:00, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> HI Andrew,
> Andrew Bartlett,Kai Krueger,Jelmer(ctrlsoft)Vernooij and me are designing a 
> new SAM interface and new a SID mapping System (SMS).
> We discussed it on irc.openprojects.net #samba-technical.
> Take a look at http://www.kruegernetz.de/SAM-interface.htm and 
> http://www.kruegernetz.de/SAM-interface_handles.txt
> metze
> At 11:15 08.07.2002 -0500, Esh, Andrew wrote:
> >About a year ago I suggested this and was told that something was being 
> >done about it. My impression was that there were some ideas about how to 
> >implement it, and work was in progress. It was suggested that I wait.
> >
> >I'd like to pick up the thread on this, and put some effort behind it. If 
> >there are suggested solutions out there, let me know about them. If it is 
> >acceptable, I will coordinate this feature. I'd implement my own solution 
> >for it, if I can be sure someone else doesn't have better plans.
> >
> >
> >* Winbind idmap storage & central idmap repository (for
> >     clusters, nfs, etc...)
> >   (owner?)
> metze
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Stefan "metze" Metzmacher <metze at metzemix.de>
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