IDMAP backend

Jim McDonough jmcd at
Fri Feb 21 12:01:53 GMT 2003

>But I'm REALLY NOT FINE with a parameter name 'winbind backend' for
>winbind backends are RPC and ADS.
>we should name this parameter 'idmap backend' or something like that.
>please, please change this fast! :-)
>otherwise it will be bad to change this parameter because everyone has it
>in his smb.conf
>and has to change this.
>also we should seperate the idmap stuff from winbind,
>so that we can use it in pdb and other subsystems of samba also.
Anyone else want to comment here?  How much will the API need to change for
these other cases, or can they just use the existing one?

Jim McDonough
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