Request for suggestions for Samba 4 development.

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Jun 24 23:14:53 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 21:41 +0200, Ramón García wrote:
> I want to contribute something to Samba 4 development, but I need some
> help for starting. I have an initial setup: a Samba 4 server built and
> virtual machines with Windows XP authenticating through it.
> Can you suggest me any task to start?

My best suggestion is to find something that you want to have work, but
does not work.  

One area that would be well worth working on, if you have an interest in
it, it nss_winbind and pam_winbind.  They have not had much attention in
Samba4, and I'm not sure how well they work. 

If LDAP is you thing, then the LDAP backend (where we use OpenLDAP as a
database behind Samba4) always needs work, but this is not for the feint
of heart.

Michael Adam is working on browsing - perhaps he would like some help?

We need to change our default ACL modal in Samba4, to use the ACL
mapping code that Samba3 uses.  Currently we have the best NT ACL
implementation, but as the kernel is enforcing a different set of
permissions (a simple mode mask), the worse possible user experience.
This needs to be fixed, by instead storing the ACL as a posix ACL, and
having the kernel interpret it. 

I hope these provide a start.  Feel free to catch up with us on IRC -
#samba-technical on

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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