net rpc vampire performance

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sat May 28 21:35:17 GMT 2005

On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 14:00 -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> Ingo Steuwer wrote:
> > Am Freitag, 27. Mai 2005 19:30 schrieb paul kölle:
> >>Ingo Steuwer wrote:
> >>>I wouldn't expect that many people will use a somehow site-specific
> >>>ldif-output. I can see how you figure out which base-DN you can use and
> >>>where to store users, groups and computers. But how do you handle
> >>>existing users/groups, how can you specifiy additional options
> >>>(objectclasses like posix or kerberos), how can I sort my large database
> >>>in several containers? Do you handle merging of existing and new accounts
> >>>(which means you'd need to contact ldap)?
> >>Why can't you do all that with your own logic using the ldif output? Or
> >>do I miss something?
> > 
> > Sure I can, and I welcome this approach. But in XML 
> ....
> I should point out that pdb_xml is an experiemental backend.
> Jelmer was the author and is the maintainer.  I doubt anyone else
> will fix bugs in it.  And since I'm not sure how much it has
> been maintainer, accorrding to tridge, "if it hasn't been tested,
> it's broken."
> I really do think that pdb_xml should be a part of this discussion.

I'm presuming you *don't* think pdb_xml is relevent?  I admit, I raised
it as much to ensure people knew it existed, as didn't go an re-invent
yet another XML schema, if that's what people want to get into.

I would like a standard, text-file, easily manipulated format for
interchange of user/group/domain information.  I would like this so I
can have Samba4 tools output this format, and assist in the migration to
Samba3, without requiring those performing migrations to consider
backports as their only option.  

LDIF, setup as 'normal' as possible, would be a fine output format as
far as I'm concerned.  It should be relatively easy to write another
one, if there is the need.

pdb_xml was designed for this sort of purpose, but as Jerry mentions, it
is only under sporadic maintenance, and is certainly not in Jerry's
standard test matrix.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
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