External Samba library interface

Christopher R. Hertel crh at nts.umn.edu
Tue Nov 21 22:59:22 GMT 2000

My comment is that the current code is designed for use by Samba and that 
it makes perfect sense to create a general-purpose library with the 
interfaces well thought out ahead of time.

Chris -)-----

> It occured to me that there may be some opinions about the interface
> that is exposed in a externally usable Samba client library.  Our plans
> to simply expose the internal interfaces (the cli_ functions, etc) may
> not desireable to developers.  Would it be more appropriate to expose
> something similar to the smblib (http://us1.samba.org/samba/ftp/smblib/)
> interface that Richard Sharpe worked on several years ago?
> Advantages of the exposing internal cli_ interface is that the library
> could be used by current samba client apps without code modification. 
> The disadvantage of the internal cli_ interface is that is may be too
> low-level for what is needed by SMB client app developers.  
> Any comments?
> -- 
> Matthew Peterson
> Sr. Software Engineer
> Caldera Systems, Inc
> mpeterson at caldera.com

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
crh at nts.umn.edu              Networking and Telecommunications Services

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