LMHOSTS as static WINS entry repository?

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Tue Apr 29 21:32:14 GMT 2003

On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 09:19:44PM +0000, John H Terpstra wrote:
> 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.

I have written tools of this sort for other projects, but those were much 
simpler and I had control over the internal structure and representation 
of the parameters being fiddled.

Chris -)-----

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