[Review Request] libwbclient-sssd

Sumit Bose sbose at redhat.com
Fri May 30 09:55:02 MDT 2014

On Fri, May 09, 2014 at 06:52:58PM +0200, Sumit Bose wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking for review and comments on my patches in
> http://fedorapeople.org/cgit/sbose/public_git/samba.git/log/ .
> They add a replacement for libwbclient which talks to SSSD
> (https://fedorahosted.org/sssd/) instead of winbindd. One of the
> use-cases for this library is to run Samba on FreeIPA clients where the
> FreeIPA domain already has a trust relationship to an AD forest.
> Currently not all calls are implemented but it already works quite well.
> I would prefer to maintain this library in the Samba source tree
> instead e.g. in the SSSD tree. We already have a id-mapping plugin for
> cifs-utils in the SSSD tree but here the plugin interface is very small
> and I think chances are low that it will change any time soon.
> libwbclient on the other hand is more complex and contains quite some
> calls which are independent of the backend (e.g. memory management and
> conversion utilities). I tired to extract this common code in some of
> the patches so that it can be used by both libraries.
> Please let me know if you think that those patches can be included in
> the samba tree (and what I have to fix/change to make it happen) or if
> you think it would be better to maintain it externally?
> Btw, I will be available for discussion next week on SambaXP.
> Thank you for your help.

Andrew, Michael, Jeremy,

thank you for your comments and suggestions. I got the impression that
you prefer that this library will be maintained outside of the samba
tree. If you agree I will port the common code and my additions to the
SSSD build system and maintain it in the SSSD tree.

I will be looking for discussions about the new winbind interface on
this mailing-list and try to contribute.


> bye,
> Sumit

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