Management of Samba

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Tue Mar 24 18:15:17 GMT 1998

On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, Jean-Francois Micouleau wrote:

> On Wed, 25 Mar 1998, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> > correct me if my perceptions are wrong, but the strategic aim is to
> > provide a remote method of administering samba.  this requires some IPC
> > mechanism.  the mechanism needs to be as suitable for internal
> > communication (on the same machine, between daemons) as it does for remote
> > communication (on different machines over a network)
> > 
> > suggested means:
> > 
> > 1) CORBA
> > 2) DCE/RPC
> > 3) proprietary.
> > 
> > comments and such-like, anyone?
> I agree with andrew on this, ORB is great but i would like to know the
> percentage of people running an ORB and samba on the same machine.
> My point of view is to go to a small http server like swat for the
> unix/new administrators with a step by step menu for the first
> installation and lynx compliant ! 
> To not forgot the people coming from the NT world, I would also like to
> see a DCE/RPC mecanism to  be able to use the microsoft tools.

my recommendation on this would be first to support exactly the same
mechanisms that NT uses, and to then extend them as needed to include
samba-specific functionality (e.g multiple smb.conf files from the
"include = smb.conf.%something" method).


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