Samba 2.0.0 and Samba

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Sun Jan 24 09:04:49 GMT 1999


I feel that a further clean up is needed in the Samba source.

I may be making a mountain out of a molehill, but in order to get Samba to
build, I had to link smbd/ssl.o into binaries you would not believe. Now I
have to test that it will work :-(  Then I can get onto writing a chapter
on Samba and SSL ... 

make_printerdefs should not need to link against ssl.o, nor should smbstatus. 

Indeed, it should be possible to only link smbd against ssl.o and none of
the others.

I suggest that we should be moving towards libraries, indeed, shared
libraries, and that source modules may need to be split down to the
smallest things we can.

However, I do not have the time to contemplate this at the moment. Maybe it
is something for Samba 3.0?

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at, NIC-Handle:RJS96
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