VFS Implementation and user authentication

Jeremy Allison jeremy at valinux.com
Thu Sep 7 17:14:24 GMT 2000

David Lee wrote:
> Isn't this largely what the "--with-XYZ" functionality is all about?
> My own experience with the recent (2.0.7) "utmp" stuff indicated that
> although a few enthusiasts picked it up before release, it was only after
> release that many others came across it and helped further improve it.
> This was done as "--with-utmp", and warnings about "experimental" etc., to
> protect the main Samba code, whilst allowing typical non-CVS, end-user
> administrators, presumably the big majority of us, _easily_ to opt in if
> they so choose.
> Yes, I agree with Jeremy's caution about stability before release.
> But I also agree with Andrew's thought that it needs to be shipped.
> Could it be wrapped inside a "--with-vfs" option, accompanied by suitable
> warnings?

Yeah, that works better for me. That way I can break everyone's
vfs modules in a later release and not feel too guilty :-).

Ok - I'm for the --with-vfs option (I'll see how fast I can
add this).


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