passdb TODO list

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Jun 14 07:30:02 GMT 2002

Toomas Soome wrote:
> I cave an question regarding to pdb_ interface.
> in 2.2 pdb_nisplus code I translated some strings from dos to unix and
> vice-versa. this translation helped to manage information correctly from
> windows side and from unix side.
> now unix_to_dos and dos_to_unix calls are gone in 3.0, what should I do?
> is this translation needed at all in 3.0?

passdb should not do any translation, unless it wants to use unicode or
the backend uses a particular (fixed) encoding.

Otherwise, all strings are 'unix strings'.  

Andrew Bartlett

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