Plans for pdb_ads and auth_netlogond?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Jun 11 03:09:37 MDT 2012


I'm wondering what your plans are for auth_netlogond and pdb_ads?

I'm trying to tidy up the tree as we move along with Samba 4.0 betas,
and I thought it would be a good time to check what your plans are here.

These modules were vital building blocks for what we have with the
merged 4.0, and I thank you for your time and effort in showing that a
combined Samba 4.0 is indeed possible. 

Without these first steps, we would not have built the other components
(in particular the named pipe forwarding) that form our release
configuration of the Samba 4.0 AD DC.

However, as you know, we have built on these modules and gone further
and as they don't operate as part of the official AD configuration they
are not tested in in make test.  Indeed, there remains some significant
issues - in particular the need for runtime ldapi:// support and not
connecting to idmap.ldb for pdb_ads and local group and privileges
lookup for auth_netlogond. 

If you don't have any plans for future development, I'm wondering if you
would be OK with the attached patches to remove these from master?


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
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