updated newidmap

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Oct 3 18:05:07 GMT 2006

On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 07:45:16PM +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> What about the following idea: ID mapping from its generic
> task does not have anything to do with ID allocation.

> Proposal: Why don't we have two separate module interfaces,
> one for id mapping and another one for allocation. idmap_tdb
> and idmap_ldap would support the set_mapping call, whereas
> idmap_ad and others would not. Separate from this question
> is the task to allocate new ids. I could imagine setups
> where this would give additional flexibility. And then we
> have less pain later when we want to switch to a 'allocate
> both' strategy.

That is an excellent idea ! Mapping and allocation are two
different things, and should be separate.


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