[PATCH] New external idmap module

simo idra at samba.org
Tue May 30 22:24:40 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 00:23 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 12:12:04AM +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > > And no, requiring to do an rm winbindd_idmap.tdb and restarting samba is
> > > not what I consider a nice and easy way to do it.
> > 
> > It's not nice, but the whole idea of changing mappings is
> > dirty and broken enough that this does not add much mud. If
> > you want to speed that up you can pre-populate an idmap and
> > distribute it.
> And if you are REALLY desperate to change mappings while
> everything is running, you are free to run the
> *deliberately* undocumented 'net idmap delete' and have the
> script pick up the change. 

You can but I still don't see why you are so sensitive to this option.
I am not changing any default, just giving a way to manage things in a
consistent way with an external manager.

It is understood that changing a mapping is not something to do lightly,
it means you basically change the ownership of your files, but I do  not
see why being inconsistent between the central mapping manager and a
server or requiring manual intervention on potentially many servers is
in any way better.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at samba.org

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