External idmap backend(s)
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Mon Feb 5 20:24:28 GMT 2007
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Matthew Mastracci wrote:
> There was discussion around a year ago about creating
> an external idmap backend for Samba 3.0.x. Two patches
> ended up surfacing - my patch here:
> and Simo's patch here:
> Is there any chance of either of these making it into Samba 3?
> I don't mind dumping my patch and moving to Simo's
> more-fully-featured patch, although it might be nice to
> add an "exec" transport in addition to his unix/tcp transports.
Simo's was dropped after some discussion. The idmap backend
has since been rewritten in the SAMBA_3_0 tree so I'd recommend
you repatch against that. However, I'm somewhat against
accepting such a patch into the tree because it allows
vendors to write clearly derivative works of Samba and bypass
the GPL requirement.
If a vendor wants to write their own GPL idmap plugin and
can clearly show that any daemon used to handle idmapping
is not a derivative work of said idmap plugin, then
that's fine. That's essentially what idmap_ad does.
Including an "external" plugin into the tree is not necessary
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