[PATCH] winbindd use flat files

Mike Gerdts Michael.Gerdts at alcatel.com
Fri Oct 4 17:49:01 GMT 2002

Since windbind plug-ins are on the 3.0 roadmap, wouldn't it make sense
to do this via the plug-in architecture?  I have a start on it at
http://www.cae.wisc.edu/~gerdts/samba/.  Take a look at

Andrew made some comments about it back in May or June that I just
haven't found the time to finish up yet.  I had some other thoughts for
a slight rearrangement of the plug-in entry points.  


On Fri, 2002-10-04 at 12:22, Gerald Carter wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Oct 2002, Josh Durham wrote:
> >       I hacked winbindd to use 'flat files', such as /etc/passwd and 
> > /etc/group.  When winbindd gets a request to map a sid to an uid, it 
> > will now check to see if that account already exists in a flat file.  
> > If it does, it will map the preexisting UID to the SID.  It does the 
> > check by seeing if the Windows (user|group)name exists in the 
> > (passwd|group) file.  If it doesn't find the account, it will do the 
> > normal dynamic allocation as before.
> Thanks Josh.  This sounds interesting.  I'll look at it once I get 
> finish my work this weekend.
> cheers, jerry
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