abartlet at pcug.org.au
Sat Feb 2 02:51:05 GMT 2002
Toomas Soome wrote:
> 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.
Why? smbd is sufficiently plump as it is - this is really something
that can (and should) be done externally.
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
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