Aliases only in winbind and then...

Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Mar 5 14:41:48 GMT 2004

On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 11:51:48PM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > a) we need a system the mimic windows behaviour as close as possible so
> > that MS System tailored application can work with our PDC.
> > 
> > b) we need to ease as much as possible administration issues for our
> > user base as the insights of a domain controller are yet compilcated by
> > itself, requiring our admins to understand the implications of a mixing
> > of semnathics from win32 to unix is most of the time just too much
> > 
> > c) we need a consistent account database system not splitted over 100
> > little hacks around the code.
> I strongly agree!

I rate a) and b) a lot higher than c). Currently I'm working on the following

smbd does users and domain groups using the 'add user script' and friends.

winbind does aliases.

smbd does algorithmic id mapping only. winbind does table-based id mapping.

No exceptions.

Let's see how much code we can rip out of HEAD and still provide a full
SAMR/LSA interface to usrmgr.

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