eDirectory passdb backend

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Jan 26 23:10:06 GMT 2004

On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 04:09:14PM -0700, Vince Brimhall wrote:
> I am in the process of creating a passdb backend to provide Novell
> eDirectory authentication via ldap with eDirctory specific extensions. I
> realize such a passdb backend module can be written and configured for
> Samba 3.0.x without changes to Samba proper. Is it possible, and more
> importantly acceptable, to write a passdb authentication module that is
> 'closed source' if no Samba code is modified and the module is
> distributed separately?

No it is not. The interfaces into the passdb code make the
module a derived work of Samba and as such licensed under
the GPL.


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