pdbedit - Export to LDIF
aliguor at us.ibm.com
Thu Jun 3 14:41:53 GMT 2004
> Implementation comments aside, I'm just not convinced this is even the
> right design. The knowledge of what LDAP entries mean what is in
> pdb_ldap.c - not in pdbedit. If we change some detail, we would have to
> update both places.
Yes, but we're only talking about knowledge of the schema. If the
pdb_ldap schema changes, there's an awful lot of applications that are
going to have to change.. I don't know if your suggesting that the pdb
layer have a "dump" command or something but I'm not sure that's useful
considering the purpose of this patch.
> What is the need for this patch - and could it be implemented like
> pdb_xml - as a passdb backend we could import from and export too?
Performing a large vampire migration to a pdb_ldap backend is painfully
slow. This patch is meant to facilitate doing a migration to a tdbsam and
then generating an ldif of to populate an ldapsam backend.
Linux/Active Directory Interoperability
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On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 02:19, Julius Enarusai wrote:
> The attached patch provides the abililty to export all users in tbdsam
> to a LDIF file. More specifically, it adds two additional options, "-E
> or --Export-ldif" and "-F or --ldiffilename" and exports all the records
> to the specified file in LDIF format, using the ldap user suffix from
> smb.conf. If the filename option is not provided, it creates the ldif
> file in /tmp directory. Any comments will be appreciated.
Implementation comments aside, I'm just not convinced this is even the
right design. The knowledge of what LDAP entries mean what is in
pdb_ldap.c - not in pdbedit. If we change some detail, we would have to
update both places.
What is the need for this patch - and could it be implemented like
pdb_xml - as a passdb backend we could import from and export too?
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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