[Samba] Revisiting Samba's interaction with LDAP's ppolicy overlay

Alexandre Biancalana biancalana at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 21:35:19 GMT 2008

On 10/2/08, Ryan Steele <ryans at aweber.com> wrote:
> Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 10:14:01AM -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> >
> >
> > > This is, AFAIK, the only solution currently.  We do the
> > > same thing.  It stinks.
> > >
> > >
> >
> > As I said in the former mail thread: Patches are welcome. If
> > you really want it done quickly, some companies on
> > http://samba.org/samba/support also offer development
> > services.
> >
> > Volker
> >
> >
>  Unfortunately, I suspect that many of the folks who probably want this done
> are system administrators, not software developers.  As a systems
> administrator, I do have the ability to write code, but all I really use in
> my day-to-day life is Perl and Bash, maybe dabbling in some Python or Ruby.
> As Samba is written primarily in C, I probably wouldn't write very good
> patches for it - I find that my proficiency lies in the languages I actually
> use now, not the ones I used during undergrad in college.  And while I'd
> love just dump money in to the project (or have an employer do it), that's
> just not always a reality (especially not the amounts needed to fund
> development efforts).
>  All that being said, I'd be curious to know where this lies in the current
> development pipeline (if at all).  Again, I (and I believe the community)
> think this would be very beneficial to Samba as a use and marketing tool,
> and deserves some consideration.  I'm happy to do what I can - testing,
> tracking down bugs (even if I can't submit working patches), and money when
> I have it.  But mostly I rely on good developers to develop, so that I can
> focus on my role in the chain - testing it and implementing it in real-world
> situations, and promoting it by installing it in all applicable
> environments.
>  However, it can't be overstated how much I appreciate the work that has
> been done up to this point on Samba - it's a fantastic piece of software.
> Keep up the good work!

Do we have any paper explaining the work that have to be done ? Or
early patches (proof of concept) that could be used as starting point
for this ?

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