session exec [ was: Re: smbwall ]

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Feb 1 15:36:21 GMT 2002

David Lee wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > I think that adding a 'session exec' and 'session exec close' hook to
> > samba would be something that many of our users/administrators would
> > find useful.
> A semantic comment on those names:  The name pairing:
>    XXX
>    XXX close
> is already in use for "preexec" and "preexec close", (likewise their "root
> ..." counterparts).  The relationship within the pair has semantics:
>    XXX as we attempt to open connection
>    if XXX fails then _close_ connection (fail the open attempt)
> Is that the set of semantics you intended?
> The complete family there is:
>    preexec        (as connection attempt starts)
>    preexec close  (boolean to abort if 'preexec' fails)
> and:
>    postexec       (as (implicitly successful) connection later terminates)
> Perhaps better, and following the preexec/postexec model, would be
> something like:
>    presession
>    presession close
> and:
>    postsession
> (Just to avoid confusion of nomenclature!)

Thanks.  As you can see, this isn't somthing I actually use!   Those
names make much more sense.

Andrew Bartlett

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