smbpasswd backend used by default ?

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at
Mon Sep 15 09:38:36 GMT 2003

At 11:28 15.09.2003, Aurélien Degrémont wrote:
>Volker Lendecke wrote:
>>On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 06:16:45PM +0200, Aurélien Degrémont wrote:
>>>I wonder why you still use smbpasswd backend by default in Samba 3.0.0 ?
>>>This backend is obsolete and does not store any account informations of 
>>>the MS Windows NT/200x SAM ?
>>>tdbsam is a very good solution for standard backend and, i think, must 
>>>be used by default in the branch 3.0.0 ?
>>>Why not ?
>>Less pain when upgrading.
>Less pain when upgrading, yes, but much more when installing.
>Everybody who install a new fresh version of Samba 3 will use, by default, 
>this old fashionned backend.
>I think, it will be better if people who upgrade have just to add the line 
>"passwd backend = smbpasswd" in their smb.conf for their compatibility, 
>and people who install use automatically the new backend tdbsam.
>Backward compatibilty is good, and Samba 3 perfectly supports smbpasswd 
>backend, but use new features is better, particularly in this case.

we still have --with-ldapsam for 2.2 compat of the ldap passdb backend.

maybe a generic --with-2-2-compat switch would be usefull...

Stefan "metze" Metzmacher <metze at> 

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