Drop NIS support

Ralph Boehme slow at samba.org
Wed Mar 24 20:11:56 UTC 2021

Am 3/24/21 um 6:57 PM schrieb Rowland penny via samba-technical:
> On 24/03/2021 17:52, Andrew Bartlett via samba-technical wrote:
>> On Wed, 2021-03-24 at 09:12 -0700, Jeremy Allison via samba-technical
>> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 05:10:15PM +0100, Andreas Schneider via
>>> samba-technical wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> could we drop NIS support for Samba 4.15?
>>>> This means getting rid of lib/replace/system/nis.h and yp_*() ...
>>> +1 from me. Let's see if anyone else is still
>>> using it.
>>> So the current list for 4.15 will be Tru64, HPUX, NIS.
>>> Any more for any more ?
>> Just to be clear to others, this is not the so-called NIS support in
>> the AD DC which at one point helped Active Directory Users and
>> Computers managed the rfc2307 user attributes.
>> I'm happy for the real NIS support to go.
>> In terms of other things to trim, what about some of the printing
>> modes?
>> Andrew Bartlett
> How about idmap_hash ? The one that says 'DO NOT USE THIS BACKEND' at 
> the top of its manpage.

...unless you know what you're doing.

There are folks out there using this at scale so removing this is not 
really something we should consider.


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