Is live?

Simo Sorce idra at
Sat Aug 18 10:10:56 GMT 2001

HI Jonathan,
I keep the time to answer you and make clear to the list what the bug
tracking system has been made for:

we state:
"Note that only legitimate bug reports will be dealt with via the samba-bugs mail address. Any queries for configuration help or general information will be disregarded. Please send such requests to samba at"

So what is a legitimate report?

First of all, all information about OS version, Samba Version and Windows Client Type and Version must be provided.
Second, a good description of the bug and most important how to reproduce it.
Third, generally also a log level 10 debug or network tcpdump/ethereal/netmon
log showing the bug.

So general help or documentation requests should be sent to samba at
and not to samba-bugs at
If a help/documentation/malformed request hit the bug tracking system, I may
or not reply depending on how much busy I am at the period.

Now the current situation of the bugtracking system is this:
in incoming you will find bugs that await a reply of furter information from the bug issuers, bugs that I have not yet time to test and I'm not sure they are
actually bugs or not, and a few new messages I had not time to look at yet.

others directories contain recognized bugs that are going to be fixed.

Said that take in account I have limited time, so I will give precedence to
well documented and critical bug reports and leave behind the others and
take care of them when I have time.


P.S: wishes, requests and discussions about samba internals and API should be dicussed on samba-technical obviously

On Fri, Aug 17, 2001 at 11:16:36PM +0100, Jonathan Hunter wrote:
> Hi,
> I notice that there are 50 bugs in the incoming queue on (and
> counting! <g>)
> Is there a different way one should contact the samba developers?
> I tried posting here and on the main samba mailing list, but got no response
> (perhaps my issue isn't particularly interesting - sorry!). I also notice
> that the incoming directory of the bug tracking interface doesn't seem to
> have been looked at for a couple of weeks..?
> It's not just me is it? My mail is making it out to the outside world, isn't
> it? I do exist...! :-)
> Thanks for your help,
> Jonathan

Simo Sorce       idra at
Samba Team

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