trying to correctly handle account passwords via ldap

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Mar 29 18:09:26 GMT 2006

Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> wrote:
> In the end, those who worked on the patch for FreeRADIUS found it easier
> to work with the fork()/exec() command-line mode, which was found in
> more versions of Samba3.

  It was a lot easier to add "fork program", I must admit.
> Very little of this would be reduced with any other approach.  You are
> simply proposing moving run-time configuration to build-time
> configuration, as FreeRADIUS must then find a not-yet-written (or
> popular) samba library, and build against it.  Winbindd and nmbd must
> still run, and be configured (or some other system, with equal
> complexity in configuration and management of communication with the DC
> used).

  Hmm.. OK.  Part of the reason for wanting to have tighter control
over the process is to allow the RADIUS server to have tighter control
over load balancing and failover configurations.

  I'll take a look at the ntlm-server-1 interface.

  Alan DeKok.

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