[PATCH] bad password lock

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Sep 21 09:06:03 GMT 2003

On Sun, 2003-09-21 at 18:52, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-09-19 at 19:10, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 11:18:02AM +0200, Aurélien Degrémont wrote:
> > 
> > > IMHO, it is not a good idea to create a second table to store the 
> > > records containing lockout time, if it is what you think...
> > 
> > Actually it is a very good idea to store the time records
> > separately actually, as they are accessed read/write much
> > more than any other entry.
> This should be decided on a passdb backend case.
> Ldap users for example want all to be consistent and stored in ldap,
> ancd makes no sense to have a separate facility to drive that.
> Plus if we want to go on and be finally NT DC compatible we will have to
> store these attributes in SAM and all the utilities we have (net,
> pdbedit, smbpasswd) will be very pleased to have to deal with a single
> facility.

I think we will need both options.  Backends (or even the sam system)
should be able to 'switch' between locally-maintained and
centrally-maintained attributes.   This is because each and every login
will cause a write, and this can get quite expensive in a single-master

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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