[Samba] smb.conf(5) manpage suggestion re. idmap backend

Guenther Deschner gd at samba.org
Fri Apr 28 13:43:56 GMT 2006


On Fri, Apr 28, 2006 at 08:29:48AM -0500, Jonathan C. Detert wrote:
> suggestion for minor improvement of the smb.conf manpage in the context
> of the 'idmap backend' parameter.  At least as of v3.0.22 the manpage says:
>         Finally,  using the idmap_ad module, the UID and GID can directly be
>         retrieved from an Active Directory  LDAP  Server  that supports  an
>         RFC2307 compliant LDAP schema. idmap_ad supports "Services for Unix"
>         (SFU) version 2.x and 3.0.
>         [ snip ]
>         Example: idmap backend = idmap_ad
> All the examples I found on the internet of how to use this show the
> value being simply 'ad', as opposed to 'idmap_ad'.  I like 'ad' better
> because it is not redundant.  Regardless, the man page
> should be updated to state the legal possible values.  If both
> 'idmap_ad' and 'ad' are legal, then mention them both.  If only 'ad' is
> legal, then fix the man page.

This has just been fixed in subversion, the man page will be correct for
the next 3.0.23 pre-release.

Thanks for the reminder,

Günther Deschner                    GPG-ID: 8EE11688
Novell / SUSE LINUX                       gd at suse.de
Samba Team                              gd at samba.org
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