'net' naming issues

Tim Potter tpot at samba.org
Mon Aug 4 23:29:51 GMT 2003

On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 05:10:44PM -0400, Jim McDonough wrote:

> Bugzilla #270 points out that the 'net' command potentially conflicts with
> Sun's Netlink and IBM's AIX FastConnect products' 'net' command.  Does
> anyone intend to use Samba 3.0 and one of these products side-by-side on
> the same box?  Both of these products have their 'net' commands modeled
> after the win/os2 'net' command, as we did (though they both seemed to want
> it closer than we did)...for the same reason we did.
> It does not appear that this is a conflict to me.  However, other 'net'
> commands may exist that we might want to consider...
> Please chime in...before we release!

I don't see a problem, unless there are two executables of the same name
in the same directory!  I think it's OK for people to make their own
aliases/symlinks to /usr/local/samba/bin/net or whatever.

Besides, what would we rename it to?


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