IDMAP backend

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Feb 21 12:15:46 GMT 2003

On Fri, 2003-02-21 at 23:01, Jim McDonough wrote:
> >But I'm REALLY NOT FINE with a parameter name 'winbind backend' for
> this!!!
> >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?

Metze is correct regarding the need to call it 'idmap backend', but as
to how this fits into things like pdb, it's a bit messy.  Certainly smbd
could (should?) call the idmap directly, rather than making winbindd do
it over the socket.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at
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