Patches for Solaris 8 compile
T.D.Lee at durham.ac.uk
Fri Mar 9 10:15:06 GMT 2001
On 8 Mar 2001, Scott Gifford wrote:
> David Lee <T.D.Lee at durham.ac.uk> writes:
> > As I understand (I may be wrong), "utmp*" support requires some sort of
> > "line". This is what the "/dev/smb/1" invention is: in one sense, simply
> > a marker. But I also tend to agree with Jeremy et al that Samba probably
> > should not be diddling with such (pseudo-)devices in the system.
> I believe that the line is used by commands like write(1), to pop
> messages up on the screen of the logged in user.
> This is way outside of the scope of Samba, but it would be very cool
> to create pty's for users logging into Samba, connect them to their
> smbd, and translate any write(1)'s to them into WinPopup messages.
> For users with WinPopup support, that would make standard system
> things like wall(1) messages before system shutdown automatically work
> for users connected via Samba.
Hey! I'd not thought of that one. And one of things we've been wanting
ourselves is exactly such a "wall"-like facility for occasional use (when,
for some unavoidable reason, we have to do something drastic to the server
and irritate the 800+ simultaneous users... ). An interesting possibility
(the wall thing, not irritating the users, obviously(!)).
Can this be for real, or am I dreaming? What extras would be needed to
make it work, I wonder...?
Being able to create "/dev/smb/<n>" sounds like a useful option to have
available. (Whether "utmp create line" is the right name, or even the
right model, probably requires more thought with a cooler head...)
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