[Review Request] libwbclient-sssd

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jun 18 17:38:02 MDT 2014

On Wed, 2014-06-18 at 09:51 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 05:41:55PM +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 05:25:59PM +0200, Michael Adam wrote:
> > > I think that it is conceptually wrong to have the sssd wbclient
> > > library not with the sssd server (where it belongs) but in samba code.
> > 
> > Looking back at why Gerald did libwbclient, I have to agree
> > with Michael. There are other libwbclient implementations
> > out there, living together with their respective server
> > implementations. What makes sssd different in this regard?
> I think it would be better for Samba long term to have
> a closer and more co-operative relationship with sssd.
> The other libwbclient implementations are closed source,
> sssd is a natural partner for Samba.

I'm pretty sure the other libwbclient implementations also don't work
with current (unpatched) Samba, at least since 4.1, and probably long
before (due to us updating the API/ABI).

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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