That troublemaker again (replace domain logons =, domain master=)

Rafal Szczesniak mimir at
Mon Nov 12 12:29:02 GMT 2001

On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Simo Sorce wrote:
> > It is much more easier to understand the andrew's table than the
> > domain master/logons combination from an administrator point of view.
> > Sure black belts in smb.conf would find it easy, but having parameters
> > the clearly states what samba will be are more understandable. and yes
> > DMB is not so usefull but is here to provide you a way to use any
> > combination of the two parameters (to avoid loss in configurability).
> >
> > We discussed this with volker at CIFS too and I'm for this change,
> > much more clear IMHO.
> I disagree.  It is simply an alternative representation.

Indeed, it's alternative, but it's also more flexible. While two
boolean parameters might describe current possible configurations, the
enumerated one might cover further enhancements.

> Why not
> simply have documentation which presents this chart?  Removing
> the "security" parameter will break all existing
> documentation, configuration files, and third party tools.
> Not to mention making sysadmins relearn how to configure Samba.

Of course, such chart would be very helpful as the "transient" phase.
Why not to support new parameter, and the two "old" ones ? One might
then use old-style configuration and another -- the new-style. Of
course serious warning or even an error should be indicated in case of

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