[PATCH] New external idmap module

simo idra at samba.org
Wed May 31 18:42:54 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 11:34 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 02:28:01PM -0400, simo wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 20:25 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > > 
> > > 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.
> Well a versioned protocol with simple signing might be
> good. The main thing is to have a sample GPL server that
> implements it, thus showing it's more generically usefull
> to Samba as well as proprietary software.

A system like this would certainly be feasible but would be much slower
than a local unix socket would be.
Anyway would you still find acceptable to have an option to bypass
idmap_tdb ?


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

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