nmbd/smbd default behavior.

Christopher R. Hertel crh at NTS.Umn.EDU
Wed Aug 12 17:34:19 GMT 1998

> 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.

Sounds reasonable.  I'm just trying to find out why the two are different. 

It does bring up the question of the -a switch, though.  To me, -a should 
me 'append', not 'overwrite'.

Chris -)-----

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
crh at nts.umn.edu              Networking and Telecommunications Services

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