[PATCH] sam backend parameter

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Thu Oct 3 08:13:01 GMT 2002

On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 06:15:01AM +0000, jra at dp.samba.org wrote about 'Re: [PATCH] sam backend parameter':
> On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 04:06:37PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > The use of multiple backends in passdb has acknowledged issues, and I'm
> > not particularly fussed if you feel it should not ship with this
> > functionality enabled.  However, please do note that this *is* being
> > used at present, and cannot be 'just removed'.  (We map our non-passdb
> > users into the system via this method).  Volker has some solutions to
> > this issue however, which look very neat.  I'll need to check if they
> > actually catch it all the cases.
> Well it's not being used really, as it's not in a production
> release. We don't make guarentees until it gets into a production
> release. What "non-passdb" users are being mapped into the system
> via this method ?  Surely as a PDC we need passdb entries for every
> user we're exporting ?
See the pdb_unix backend. We currently map users that are only in the
system database as well. This means that you can see files owned 
by certain users that are not mapped in any of the other loaded pdb'
. When a sysadmin tries to update the properties of such a user, it is 
added to the default pdb backend. 


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