Summary of [Re: Default encrypted passwords = yes?]

Rafal Szczesniak mimir at
Thu Sep 27 15:34:04 GMT 2001

On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

> As Shirish has suggested, a wiard type install script
> which gathered information from the admin to create a customized default
> smb.conf for their server would remove my concerns. :-)
> Anyone?  Anyone?

I've just thought about the same :) Writing a simple script,
semi-graphical (ncurses) wizard or eventually nice looking gtk/qt
based admin tool full of wizards would certainly help people terrified
by over 200 various parameters. Who knows - it might be the "WinNT to
Samba migration tool" :-) :-)

To be serious though ... as you just said: "Anyone ?"
I'm too busy now with the documentation, so I don't want to make
promises ... Maybe when docs issues will be finished ... I don't know

To conclude: As we actually don't have nice-n-easy admin tool now (I
don't count swat here, since many users don't like web based interface)
we should try to keep current configuration process as easy as

> jerry

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