On Fri, 19 Feb 2016, Martin Kosek wrote:
On 02/19/2016 03:14 PM, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
On Fri, 19 Feb 2016, Martin Kosek wrote:
Why trust-add?

I'm not a big fan of cluttering existing commands(find, show, mod) with logic
to fix one upgrade bug. But I understand a need to communicate it somehow.

Would it make sense to move such logic to a separate command, e.g.
trust-check/trust-verify?  The command can do additional check in a future.
No. What is the value of trust-add if it says you 'Trust established and
verified' while in reality it didn't? This specific issue is very easy
to catch.

I think the point was that we are proposing and doing a non-trivial engineering
effort to do warning for one-off bug that will be fixed in next bugfix release.
I would agree if the check is more systematic, but doing a special LDAP search
(for example) from now on because of this one-off bug does not seem to me as
ideal path.
I don't want to have a separate LDAP search. We do LDAP search *already*
in trust_add because the object is actually created by Samba code as
result of our interactions with local smbd, so we anyway are reading it.


The problem here is in the fact that somebody may restore a backup done
before the package upgrade which means whole data in LDAP will be back
to the old state even though we ran the upgrade before.

I think that is a highly unlikely situation to warrant any non-trivial
development effort. After such restore, when the admin notice that trust is not
working, they would start redoing trust-add anyway.
May be. I still think adding check for ipaNTSecurityIdentifier missing
for normal operation of trust-add is beneficial because it actually
allows us to detect problem immediately.
/ Alexander Bokovoy

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