[SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch master updated -release-4-0-0alpha6-1045-gfc02c3b0

Kai Blin kai at samba.org
Mon Feb 23 04:15:15 MST 2009

On Monday 23 February 2009 06:28:41 Steven Danneman wrote:

> You're correct, auth_wbc.c is a pretty direct copy of auth_winbind.c
> with the three differences being noted in the commit message.  We
> thought it was cleaner to create a new auth backend, rather than add
> parameters to auth_winbind to conditionally change its behavior.
> The overall goal of both patches is to defer all authorization and
> account information storage, including local users, local groups, plain
> text passwords, etc to a central daemon accessed through the wbclient
> interface.

Sounds a bit like what Samba4 winbind is doing.

> In this way we have a single path for all auth requests on our system.
> Regardless of how the actual auth data is stored (files, smbpasswd,
> ldap, nis, AD) they are accessed and managed by a single provider.  So
> pdb_wbc_sam is asking the wbclient compatable daemon for local SAM
> information.  This design is somewhat similar to the Local Security
> Authority and corresponding Lsass.exe service on a Windows system.

Yup. Perhaps we do have a use case for S4-style winbind in Franky after 
all. :)


Kai Blin
WorldForge developer  http://www.worldforge.org/
Wine developer        http://wiki.winehq.org/KaiBlin
Samba team member     http://www.samba.org/samba/team/
Will code for cotton.
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