[PATCH] New external idmap module

simo idra at samba.org
Wed May 31 18:28:01 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 20:25 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 10:19:18AM -0700, Dave Daugherty wrote:
> > I hear your concerns and know that unified UID/GID migration is a tough
> > problem, but I believe it's the sort of capability that Quest, Centrify,
> > and likely Centeris must solve - and the winbind_idmap.tdb is one of the
> > migration points. If you agree with the above statement, and the Samba
> > team wants to promote interoperability in a sanctioned way with products
> > from the above, then I think you would agree that the external control
> > the ID mapping cache just makes it a little easier for us.
> Thanks for raising that. I would be willing to accept a
> module that implements a secure and authenticated protocol
> if it comes along with a sample GPL server implementation.
> This would help us increase the usability of Samba, which is
> certainly in your best intention as well.

Can you explain what you mean by secure and authenticated protocol?
A unix socket can be protected by unix permissions, this way it is
certainly secure and authentication is not an issue.


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

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