Samba4 winbind with code from samba3?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Jun 29 00:31:20 MDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-06-28 at 21:24 +0200, Gémes Géza wrote:
> Hi,
> Sorry for this beginner question.
> I've started digging around the samba4 winbind code in order to try to
> extend it to support sfu/rfc2037 attributes.
> To my surprise in a handful of files I've found references to samba3
> implemetations. Are they supposed to provide an upgrade path for
> samba3+winbind installations, or an attempt to port samba3 winbind
> functionality to samba4? I ask to know on which part of the code shall I
> start trying to attempt implementation.
> Thank you!

The references you have found are due to the implementation of (parts
of) the Samba3 winbindd protocol. 

There has not been a lot of work done on the source4/ winbind in the
past little while, partly because the hope is to eventually move over to
the source3 one.  However there is no current plan about how to do that,
so your patches will be very welcome in the meantime. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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