idmap question

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Wed Feb 21 03:42:03 GMT 2007

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Herb Lewis wrote:
> I was starting to play around with the new idmap stuff in 3.0.25
> so I can figure out how it works but I'm having a problem
> getting the right parameters in smb.conf.  I was trying to
> use something other than tdb (tried nss) but I must be missing
> something basic - lack of documentation doesn't help :-)

I email yesterday that I was working on the docs.
Wait until the 3.0.25pre1 and I'll try to have a man
page ready for you.

> I first tried just
> idmap backend = nss
> but that among other things says that is depricated. So then I
> tried
> idmap domains = default
> idmap config default: backend = nss
> and that complains
> ERROR: Initialization failed for alloc backend tdb
> Aborting IDMAP Initialization ...

This is probably a bug.  We should just not allocate uids/gids
if we don't an "idmap alloc bakend" configured.  I'll fix
it tomorrow.  Thanks for the heads up.

cheers, jerry
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