advice for quick hack on _old_ code?

Ben Johnson ben at
Fri Jun 21 13:53:08 GMT 2002

As far as I know we do publish the open source code we use.  I don't
know where or how it is published, but there is so much open source code
in it that I can't imagine we'd make that kind of mistake.  It's build
around a Linux kernel and I believe most new features added start with
GPL'd code.  I am sure someone would be happy to talk to you about this

- Ben

On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 01:37:48PM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 12:51:52PM -0700, Ben Johnson wrote:
> > Hi.  I'm a junior engineer (who's starting to grow up) at WatchGuard
> > Tech.  We use some extremely old Samba code in our firewall to provide
> > user authentication against an NT server.  I've been working on and off
> > on a number of bugs in this type of authentication for more than a year
> > now, and I am finally making some headway.
> You do publish the code you're linking to Samba code, don't you.
> You do know about the GPL (the license that Samba is under) I
> assume.
> I ask as I just did a google search for your product, and came
> up with this :
> and I don't see any mention of the GPL or releasing source
> code anywhere.
> Can you please give more information as to how you're using
> Samba code in your product, I think we need to talk to
> you about this.
> Soon.
> Jeremy Allison,
> Samba Team.

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