samba lib

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Tue Aug 3 15:15:30 GMT 1999

You may want to look at

This is 'libsmb', an SMB library written in C++.  There is also an smblib 
written in C, but I've lost the pointer (Richard?).

Samba itself is not designed to be extensible in the manner you describe. 
Most people who have tried to write a graphical front-end have also sent 
commands to smbclient and smbmount.

Chris -)-----

> I know there was at least one attempt in the past to create a library of
> smb tools that other programs could make use of.  I, however, can find no
> reference to it now on the site.  Is there any plan in the near
> future to work on such a beast?  I've been writting a gui frontend for
> samba, and having to wrap smbclient and smbmount is not fun (though that
> is what I am currently doing).  I would also prefer not to just rip out
> code from smbclient, since then I have to keep it up to date to.
> If there is something along these lines already going on i'd love a
> pointer to it, if not, is anyone interested in starting?  I know nothing
> of the internals of samba, and would probably be next to worthless, but
> I'd still be willing to help, i really think such a library would be a
> very helpfull thing.
> thanks
> -chris
> (ps - this seemed the most appropriate list to send this to, if it is
> not, please forgive me... and educate me)
> _______________________________________________________
> Christopher Rogers
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Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
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