continue to support port in 'password server = dc:12389'?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon May 23 19:03:36 MDT 2011

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 12:22:33PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> In the mists of time, in the early efforts to add support for
> 'security=ads', the 'ads server' parameter was added.
> It was merged with 'password server' in 2003 by Jerry,
> f51d769dd303027a3dbf46fc89a482933988e866 and has as far as I know never
> been used, allowing a syntax of:
> password server = dc:12389
> Given that AD support involved (C)LDAP, RPC, Kerberos and SMB, being
> able to specify the LDAP port makes little sense to me. 
> I've been working to clean up the 'password server' documentation and I
> think the documentation would be simpler if this extra facility didn't
> exist, and was not advertised.
> As such, I would like to deprecate this functionality in Samba 3.6.0,
> and apply the linked patches to 3.6.0.

+1 from me. Drop the (rather dubious) "feature" :-).

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