[PATCH] New external idmap module

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue May 30 22:39:27 GMT 2006

On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 06:24:40PM -0400, simo wrote:
> 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 adding a complete remote procedure call protocol of
its own to core parts of winbind for a reason that I see
very suspectible and where from my point of view valid
alternatives exist. Adding a hand-writting ASCII based RPC
protocol has its own complexities that I would really like
to avoid if possible.

The only reason that counts against a forked script that
returns a simple "UID <n>" or "GID <n>" on stdout is the
ability to change mappings more easily. And this is
something I am not willing to take easily.

And if you want to avoid going with an LDAP server, I would
suggest finishing the unixinfo pipe and to set up a central
smbd that ships the mappings.

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