updated newidmap

James Peach jorgar at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 16:10:13 GMT 2006

On 03/10/06, simo <idra at samba.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 08:47 -0700, James Peach wrote:
> > On 03/10/06, simo <idra at samba.org> wrote:
> > > I have updated the document
> > > ( http://samba.org/~idra/samba3_newidmap.pdf ) to eliminate the flags
> > > and change IDmap behavior accordingly to my last email of this night.
> >
> > Simo, what are your thoughts about the upgrade path for this? Will that depend
> > on each idmap backend?
> No the default behavior will be completely backward compatible.
> If you have not defined a backend then the current tdb will be used.
> Otherwise the current tdb will be simply discarded and the backend
> specified will be used.

Great! This is the default TDB backend in your diagram?

> I will use parametrical options (and transform idmap backend in a list
> of domain:module pairs but backwards compatible with the current one) if
> you want to switch to use the new behavior.
> The only backend configuration that may change is the never officially
> supported extensions to the rid backend to make it support multiple
> domains. With the new syntax and code it will be much easier to support
> it officially (even if I still think it is not a very good idea to use
> it).

Doesn't sound like this would be necessary ...

> > Also, would it be useful to provide a generic way for administrators to make
> > static ID mappings in the idmap layer?
> We will need to think about that, yes, do you have any proposal in mind?

err ... not really :) I imagine you could read some kind of mapping file to
pre-populate the cache with non-expiring entries ....

James Peach | jorgar at gmail.com

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