[PATCH] sam backend parameter

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Wed Oct 2 16:57:00 GMT 2002

On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 12:30:30AM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> 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
> interfaces).
> 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
> IPs.  

Use vmware or virtual hosts for this. It's not something that Samba
needs to be architectured around.

> 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).  

Me too. This is too ugly to live. I also don't agree that BUILTIN
should be handled as a separate domain.

The multiple domain stuff really has to go, as Gerry says, why would
anyone want to do that ?


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