Extending LDB for Extended DNs
abartlet at samba.org
Thu Nov 6 22:02:28 GMT 2008
On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 13:14 +0100, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett schrieb:
> > On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 08:13 +0100, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> >> Andrew Bartlett schrieb:
> >>> Simo,
> >>> Per our discussion on IRC last night, I wanted to clarify with you want
> >>> I would like to do to DN support in Samba4, and how I would like to
> >>> extend LDB to help with this.
> >>> The problem of extended DNs is partially indicated by:
> >>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc200561.aspx
> >>> Firstly, I would like to try and support sending 'extended dns' to
> >>> clients, as required by the extended DN control.
> >>> To do this properly, we need to do better than extended_dn.c does at the
> >>> moment - it relies on the fact that if you stuff something into
> >>> ldb_dn_new(), then it will appear in the DN - the DN structure does not
> >>> contain the parsed DN.
> >>> Secondly, I would like to accept the alternate DN forms
> >>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc200459.aspx
> >>> My hope is that these should be parsed as 'normal' DNs as much as
> >>> possible - then canonicalised into a form we can actually look up (or
> >>> used directly if possible).
> >>> My plan is to extend the ldb DN parser's existing 'TODO' handling of
> >>> <SID= and <GUID= to be a general set of key-value pairs, much like the
> >>> DN components are. Samba4 can then register a custom handler to parse
> >>> and print these attributes (with 'string as is' being the default).
> >>> This will be much like we handle all other 'samba special' types in
> >>> LDB.
> >> I think that's the correct way of doing it...
> >> I thing that will be a big step forward (but please remember that next
> >> thing is the handling of per attribute replication meta data for linked
> >> attributes:-)
> > Great. I've been working on this hard for the past week or so. See
> > http://gitweb.samba.org/?p=abartlet/samba.git/.git;a=shortlog for the
> > current work in progress.
> > I'm currently working on the comprehensive testsuite for DN behaviours,
> > particularly with the extended DNs.
> > I would appreciate any comments or feedback,
> I think
> in ldb_ildap() we should use extended type 0, as w2k doesn't support type 1.
> ldb_dn_extended_linearized(msg, req->op.search.base, 1)
Yeah, good point (it's a pity, as type 1 is so much easier to use :-)
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Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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