Patch submission version 4

Rowland Penny repenny241155 at
Mon Nov 11 02:00:55 MST 2013

On 11/11/13 01:51, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-10-09 at 12:20 +0200, Stéphane PURNELLE wrote:
>> Hi,
>> In attached file, patch in GIT format with some typo correction
>> could you review and push in your master (samba4.1) if ok.
> Sorry for the delay in responding, I've been swamped.  We really need
> tests for additional functionality like this.  Could you add them?
> See for example:
> python/samba/tests/samba_tool/
> Andrew Bartlett
Hi Andrew, could I ask if you have changed your mind? in a post to the 
samba list, you wrote 'if AD isn't adding it using the standard GUI 
tools, we shouldn't require it either. '


 From this, I take it that if Windows doesn't add the posixAccount & 
posixGroup objectClasses then no Samba tools should either.

Windows will never add either objectClass because they are both 
auxillary classes of user & group respectively. So from my perspective, 
any Unix tool that relies on either of these objectClasses against an AD 
is broken, i.e. relying on posixAccount would not work against a windows 
AD server, so it should not work against a Samba 4 AD server.

Do you agree, and if not, why not?


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