"add machine script" [was Re: Can I kill 'restrict anonymous'?]

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Sun Nov 11 22:23:07 GMT 2001

On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> Simple, reasonable paramaters.  Allow flexablity, but don't have muliple
> paramaters that only produce the desired effect in combination.  Also
> remove non-sensical paramaters.  (Restrict anonymous that did no such
> thing).

What you see as flexible.  I see as bloat.  I'm sure that "read
only/writeable/writable" was seen as flexible to start off with.
Our smb.conf man page is ~130 pages in length.  Why add another parameter
for something we can already do?

> Sorry, not my quote.  My 'server role' indeed makes the situation *less*
> complex and does indeed 'dumb down' samba, in the way we want.

Still not convinced. Sorry.  Besides adding the "auth order" (whic I agree
is a new feature we need), I fail to see how "server role" allows me to do
something I can't already do.

Am I being thick headed?  The "server role" parameter seems like a
gratuitous change.  Given your description, you have taken two boolean
parameters and replaced them with one parameter accepting a descreet
list of enums.  All for what?  Sorry Andrew B.  I don't see any gain

cheers, jerry
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