tsoome at muhv.pri.ee
Sat Feb 2 02:29:02 GMT 2002
Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Also, I feel that the /dev/smb/? namespace is a good one - it mirrors
> FTPs utmp semantics and allows the admin to quickly distinguish between
> SSH/telnet logins and Samba connections. If 'write' and 'wall'
> functionality is desired, I think that some kind of daemon listening on
> these 'terminals' (actually pipes in a dir) is the desirable solution.
100% agree. just take an look on this finger output:
Kasutaja Nimi Terminal Eemal Millal Kust
lehes Leho Lehes smb/1 1 31.01 20:26
raivo Raivo Hirmo pts/9 21:01 30.01 11:38
server Listserver account *pts/3 13:30 01.02 22:46
it's plain and clear...
> It should be noted that none of this actually requires modification to
> Samba - even now!. If you want to make this happen - simply write a
> daemon that listens on /dev/smb/0 - /dev/smb/x (where x is the maximum
> number of connections you expect to receive). It can include its own
> code to read sessionid.tdb and the message sending code to bug the
> client with it.
this daemon could even be the smbd itself - listening on its own
entries, for example.
Row, row, row your bits, gently down the stream...
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