request for projects ideas for volunteers
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Thu Sep 28 15:36:43 GMT 2000
> I need to put together a TODO list for volunteers.
My contract with Amiga is drawing to a close. These are the things that
I hope to have time to work on in the next six months:
- jCIFS project.
This is probably at the top of my list. (For those who
missed it, jCIFS is a Java client for CIFS/SMB.)
+ Finish the WINS failover.
+ Revisit the idea of Multi-WINS support.
+ There was a patch made available to us that would make our NBNS
Server more RFC compliant. The RFCs specify that a list of names
should be returned when the WINS server receives a NAME QUERY on a
group name. MS didn't do this--they return only ff.ff.ff.ff. This
is bogus, but we do it too. The proposed fix is to return a list
with ff.ff.ff.ff as the first entry. OS/2 (and yes, they still sell
it) expects the correct answer. This fix is a compromise. We'll see
if it works.
+ Olaf Barthel, a friend of mine, has been porting Samba to the
non-Posix Amiga platform. He has a long list of bug fixes *beyond*
the changes he makes to get Samba to work on a non-Posix platform.
I want to work with him on his next port and move any general-purpose
fixes back into the main Samba tree.
That is a very ambitious list, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
crh at nts.umn.edu Networking and Telecommunications Services
Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them
with your hands...you choose them as your guides, and following
them you will reach your destiny. --Carl Schultz
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