[PATCH] sam backend parameter

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Oct 2 14:31:01 GMT 2002

Gerald Carter wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Oct 2002, Eddie Lania wrote:
> > Like I've said, I'm not a developer, but maybe the "multiple domain
> > support" parameter could be extended with the backend method? Like this:
> >
> > "multiple domain support = DOMA:backendA, DOMB:backendB, etc"
> Can someone please explain the purpose of supporting accounts from
> different domains in a single SAM ?  Why would we ever want to do
> this?

No, the idea is that one SAM backend would know about only one domain,
but that we could have multiple domains, each with their own backend. 
For smbd it doesn't make much sense, except that I was looking at
handling 'builtin' stuff by abstraction into a separate 'domain' this
way.  (I favor putting special cases into modules, rather than in

The other cases for 'multiple domain' support involve the way these
users are reflected back into unix by winbindd, which might be running
on a system that has multiple, independent smbd instances on separate

In any case, the syntax will need to get much clearer if this is to stay
around for long.  (idra seems determined to kill it).  

Andrew Bartlett

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