[Samba] question re multiple backends and the 'guest' backend

Peter Matulis petermatulis at yahoo.ca
Fri Apr 20 19:04:34 GMT 2007

An inherited system has the following configuration:

   passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap:// smbpasswd guest

What is the purpose of using multiple backends?  The smb.conf man page
simply states that each backend will be searched in turn but why would
one ever use such a setup?

Secondly, the man page does not mention the 'guest' backend.  To me
such a backend implies that an authentication challenge would never be
refused (guest is a catchall).



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