nmbd/smbd default behavior.

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Wed Aug 12 17:28:09 GMT 1998

Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> reason behind this, I've *not* tried to "fix" anything.  My gut 
> reaction would be to change smbd so that it defaults to overwriting 
> the logs and its -a option means append.

I think that defaulting to overwriting the files would be **bad**. 
Simply by restarting the smbd daemon you would effectively erase
logs of attacks and / or bugs.  This has long bothered me about nmbd
( although I relaize I can override this ).  I would vote for 
appending to the existing files as the default behavior.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
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