Recent changes to autorid (was Re: [SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch master updated)

Michael Adam obnox at
Thu May 1 19:13:46 MDT 2014


On 2014-04-30 at 09:26 -0400, Simo wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-04-30 at 14:38 +0200, Mathias Dietz wrote:
> > 
> > I'm concerned about the proposal of having fixed ids for well-knowns 
> > because it has a high potential to break existing customer setups. 
> > Even though having fixed ids for well-knows sounds appealing, you can not 
> > guarantee that they do not conflict with existing users on the system.
> I think the proposal form Jeremy is more nuanced.
> ...
> The idea is not to hardcode the mappings,

Yes that is precisely what Jeremy proposed.

> but to preset them in an idmap table.

No, I think you misunderstood Jeremy. If I got him
right, Jeremy proposed to have a fixed, hardcoded
internal mapping table for the wellknowns which is
not subject to idmap config, and rather prevent samba
from starting if an idmap config overlaps and have the
admin remap her id mappings than offer to change the
wellknown mappings..

Cheers - Michael

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