Reasoning for auth_samba4.c

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Nov 29 10:04:56 MST 2013

On Fri, 2013-11-29 at 10:01 +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> Hi, Andrew!

> In the past I've put
> quite significant effort to get rid of procid_self. I would
> like to completely remove this and always go via
> messaging_server_id. Via new_server_id_task we acquired a
> new call to procid_self, which is a new stumbling block for
> removal of that routine. So I would like to know about the
> reasons why this is strictly necessary in the current setup.

It provides a deterministic client-side address for the imessaging
library to use, rather than the previous approach of selecting a random

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett             
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT

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