Guidelines for releasing Samba PDC support
mg at plum.de
Thu Nov 4 00:52:39 GMT 1999
"Gerald W. Carter" wrote:
> Hey everyone!
> ..I know Jeremy is probably moaning when he readds
> the subject line about now... :-) Maybe it will at
> least grab some attention though.
> After answering the same question many times ("Is
> there an estimated ship date for Samba 2.1?"), I decided
> to bring this up for some discussion.
> Here's what I'm thinking...
> The PDC support will not be released as
> "official" until it is completed. The problem
> is that we don't have a definition if what
> 'completed' really infers.
> OK. So what goals must be met before releasing this stuff
> in the main stream and supporting it....or does nobody
> really want to end up supporting NT domains. ;)
> Here are some possible goals...
> * merging of 2.1 into 2.0 (JF is working on (has complted?)
> * rewrite portions of the RPC code. If so, which ones?
> * what about regression tests? Do we have a list of
> things that Samba must be able to do prior to being
> called a PDC? [note that everything is not a valid
> answer here. That's just not feasible the way NT
> changes all the time and new things pop out]
Yeah .. what does rpcclient tell you on a nt server, and what on samba
> * What about documentation?
A must .. see below.
* Better Support for the Native NT user manager/domain manager
(I know .. I started something there, but no time to complete yet,
have to finish these two ugly Papers .. :()
- Is there some information about the "add computer to domain" feature ?
(setting / resetting machine account seems to confuse ppl)
Another thing is, that maintaining a PDC is not that easy (at least from
my experience), so I guess, there will be a whole lot questions about
non-Samba topics, regarding NT PDC behaviours.
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