[PATCH] winbind id assignment module

Mike Gerdts gerdts at bellsouth.net
Fri May 17 18:32:01 GMT 2002

I have created a nearly new implementation of the winbindd uid/gid
assignment plugin that I first released about a week ago[1].  You can
get the latest patch and sample module at

Key implementation changes in this one are the following:

        * Based off of SAMBA_2_2 rather than release-2-2-4.
        * Now the shared library portion of the implementation is
          responsible for figuring out how a sid translates to a UID. 
          Previously winbindd would try to resolve the domain and
          user/group names, then pass those to the module.  This was to
          address problems alluded to at [2].
        * Allows the module writer to control the order that smbd uses
          for resolving user and group names, as mentioned at [3].
        * Ugliness was introduced that causes winbindd to require

It has only mildly been tested on Solaris 8, with SAMBA_2_2 checked out
on or about 5/14/2002.

        1. http://lists.samba.org/pipermail/samba-technical/2002-May/036658.html
        2. http://lists.samba.org/pipermail/samba-technical/2002-May/036731.html
        3. http://lists.samba.org/pipermail/samba-technical/2002-May/036728.html

Please let me know of success and/or failure that you experience with
this patch.


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