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Re: SummerOfCode suggestions

On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 14:59 -0700, Howard Chu wrote:
> Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> > --On Monday, March 10, 2008 8:50 AM -0400 Adam Tauno Williams
> > <adamtaunowilliams@gmail.com>  wrote:
> >
> >>>> <quote who="Howard Chu">
> >>>>> I recall we had a few ideas last year, but they came up a bit late.
> >>>>> Anyone still have some wish list items for this year?
> >>>> What about the todo list? Anything good in there?
> >>> There are also occasional requests for additional matching rules
> >>> support,  that may be something to add.
> >>> The Forth based engine also sounds promising.
> >> Maybe an overlay to implement USN,  like the uSNChanged attribute in
> >> Active Directory<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891995>   I'd imagine
> >> USN support is required for Samba4 to use OpenLDAP as a backend,  and it
> >> would just be handy since some tools/scripts assume AD-isms.
> >>
> >> Just a thought.
> >
> > You mean like the USN code currently in head? ;)  IIRC, it still needs a
> > little bit of work to polish it off.
> >
> >
> > /repo/OpenLDAP/pkg/ldap/contrib/slapd-modules/usn
> Actually what it needs is for someone to define an actual use case for it. I 
> wrote that overlay up when Andrew Bartlett said "it would be nice if we had 
> USN support" but beyond that, no one has stated what "support" is needed.

Yeah, because I've been too distracted on other things, and the
kludged-up reading of the contextCSN and pretending it sort of looked
like a USN was enough to pass my tests (meaning the tests are not very

The requirement is actually quite simple:  the USN attributes must match
exactly what Microsoft does in AD, including being published in the
rootDSE (so i can fetch them and publish them in ours). 

I'm sorry I rather dropped the ball on this one. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.

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