IDMAP backend

Jim McDonough jmcd at
Fri Feb 21 13:31:13 GMT 2003

So I've renamed the paramater to 'idmap backend', but I've left it in the
nsswitch directory for the moment...since that will take some more effort
and planning, and it seems we should have the apis better defined.

Jim McDonough
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                      Simo Sorce                                                                                                       
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                      it>                      cc:       jmcd at, aliguori at, samba-technical at          
                                               Subject:  Re: IDMAP backend                                                             
                      02/21/2003 08:26                                                                                                 

I agree, Stefan suggestions are good.


On Fri, 2003-02-21 at 07:52, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Hi Jim, Anthony,
> It's nice to see that someone is working on the idmap backend stuff :-)
> 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.
> metze

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