[PATCH] sam backend parameter

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Oct 3 00:33:01 GMT 2002

Gerald Carter wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Oct 2002 jra at dp.samba.org wrote:
> > > 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.
> OK.  I just caught this.  One winbnidd install serving multiple smbd
> installations on the same host?  This seems like complicating the
> a corner case requirement.  My concern is about the ongoing maintainence
> and administration of the code.
> Code that is only understood by one person is unmaintainable code.
> Nothing against you mind you.  If i was the only one who understand
> how our printer change notify code worked for example, I would argue
> the same point.
> It could also be that the only one person understands it phenomena
> it partly our fault as well for not digging in earlier.  Water under
> the bridge at this point.  Well work on it better in the future :-)

The only reason we have this code at all is becouse it *is* simple. 
Current problems with how to specify it in smb.conf aside, the relevent
code is not long, nor complex.  We would need almost as many lines of
code if we were to kill it, becouse we need to verify these things
anyway.  (That a sensible 'domain' or 'domain sid' has been passed).

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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