Bug 5453

Guenther Deschner gd at samba.org
Thu May 22 16:01:02 GMT 2008

Guenther Deschner wrote:
> Hi Volker,
> Volker Lendecke wrote:
>> Hi, Günther!
>> Just for your information: I'm preparing a patch to
>> deactivate all code that calls dsgetdcname.
> I think this will not improve the current situation and just create 
> another poorly tested codepath (as we would need to have replacement 
> calls then for at least joining AD, etc.).
> So, my proposal is:
> align the dsgetcdname() codepath with the stuff in 3-3-test.
> This would be the cherry-pick list for 3-2:
> http://www.samba.org/~gd/liste-3-2-test
> and for 3-2-stable:
> http://www.samba.org/~gd/liste-3-2-stable
> This are a lot of patches, I know, pre3 just shipped with a 30% finished 
>  feature (and with that crash bug). Now moving backwards is as good/bad 
> as moving forward, IMHO.
> For reference, here are the code paths which touch this:
> * dsgetdcname call in winbindd (used by wbinfo/libwbinfo, and krb5 locator)
> * rpc server wkssvc remote join and unjoin calls
> * "net ads join"/libnetjoin
> * libnetapi callers (just example code)
> Sounds ok ?

Alternatively, if we decide not to trust it, we could just revert 
76aca0f26f497883b257cf40a9274ff8301e42ad and thereby leave dsgetdcname 
crippled and remove netbios name support entirely.


Günther Deschner                    GPG-ID: 8EE11688
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