FW: samba-ntdom needed any more?

Sean E. Millichamp sean at compu-aid.com
Thu Apr 19 14:12:05 GMT 2001

On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Gerald Carter wrote:

> For now, I'm going to monitor samba more due to the initial
> release of 2.2.0.  However, I do feel that should this list remain,
> it should not be for "How do I configure my Samba 2.2.0 PDC?"
> That should be on samba at ... since it will benefit more people.
> This list should be for testing new features in Samba related to
> NT domains.  Samba-techical should remain for coordinating
> development.

Well, it seems to me that this list gets/got a lot of postings that really
had nothing to do with NT PDC questions.  I think what might make the most
sense is to shut this list down and everyone who wants to discuss the
in-production PDC features can move to samba at .  Then create a new list
called like samba-beta or samba-bleedingedge (too long, I know :) and that
way you'd be more likely to get the people back on the list who really are
running (or wanting to run) the bleeding edge beta code.  I think there
are probably a lot of people subscribed to both the samba and samba-ntdom

As for the folks who don't resub to either list - well, I guess that means
it just wasn't interesting enough for them.  It's not hard to issue a
subcribe request or two if you really want to be on the list.

Sure, some might argue that the PDC functionality is important enough to
have it's own list, but a lot of people seem to not know where to draw the
line between PDC problems and general config problems (perhaps the new
2.2.0 docs will help) and there seems to be a lot of crossover on what
types of questions are asked.  You could also argue that topics such as
setting up roaming profiles and/or policies are high traffic and deserve
their own list in addition to a "getting PDC working" list.


 Sean E. Millichamp, Consultant
 Ingematics - A Division of Compu-Aid, Inc.

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