LMHOSTS as static WINS entry repository?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue Apr 29 21:19:44 GMT 2003

On Tue, 29 Apr 2003, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 05:11:13PM +0000, John H Terpstra wrote:
> :
> > I think that WINS preloading using an external tool is better than through
> > an extra parameter in smb.conf.
> While I understand your concerns very clearly, I have to say that
> preloading using a parameter is consistent with the way we do business in
> general.  Perhaps it is time to revisit the question of smb.conf structure
> and utility.  We seem to have outgrown smb.conf.
> I am also concerned about the number of tools that are springing up to
> manage aspects of Samba.  If we want a real-time management tool, perhaps
> we should be looking at devising a general Samba Admin tool.  Something
> with varying levels of authority, perhaps, that could also be used as the
> back-end for SWAT.

It is good to be collecting volunteers to help remedy the need for decent
Unix admin tools for samba and to help improve SWAT.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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