Why just clone NT

Jeremy Allison jallison at cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Sun Oct 17 02:41:27 GMT 1999

Jacek Stepniewski wrote:
> Why Samba is only a "NT network server"?
> Let's make next step.
> Many people need to process data from PC workstations on UNIX server.
> Now Samba+UNIX gives the same functionality as NT server.
> F.e. files from workstations are placed on UNIX filesystem and after
> that
> a kind of spooler must find these files and process it.
> Why not to add callbacks? I think about running external program or
> sending
> a message to such program when client request file creating, deleting,
> moving etc.
> I'am using now this solution (after patching samba source) but I think,
> many other people need this feature.
> It would be nice to add my changes (or someone else can write it) to
> main
> source.  (If of course you think it is good idea.)

This is the kind of thing that is better implemented
with the user-level VFS layer. Look at the previous
discussions on this list for the reasons behind this.


	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

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