CVS update: samba/source/auth

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Feb 29 21:17:41 GMT 2004

On Mon, 2004-03-01 at 03:48, vlendec at wrote:
> Date:	Sun Feb 29 16:48:19 2004
> Author:	vlendec
> Update of /data/cvs/samba/source/auth
> In directory
> Modified Files:
> 	auth_util.c 
> Log Message:
> Apply my experimental aliases support to HEAD. This will be a bit difficult to
> merge to 3_0, as the pdb interfaces has changed a bit between the two.
> This has not been tested too severly (which means it's completely broken ;-),
> but I want it in for review. Feel free to revert it :-)
> make 'net groupmap' a bit more friendly for alias members.
> Put that stuff into pdb_ldap.
> Getting the information over to winbind. One plan without linking pdb into
> winbind would be to fill group_mapping.tdb with the membership information and
> have that as a cache (or use gencache.tdb?). smbd on a PDC or stand-alone
> could trigger that itself, the problem is a BDC using LDAP. This needs to do
> it on a regular basis. The BDC smbd needs to be informed about SAM changes
> somehow...

I see *no* reason why we should not just ask passdb inside winbind.  The
issues that prevented that work before 3.0 are not relevent here, as the
users in these groups are remote, and can't exist in posix without our
help.  Using gencache seems completely the wrong solution here.  (We
might call initgroups() without ever having had a login etc)

Andrew Bartlett

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