Bug in nmbd_become_dmb.c (CVS 1.7 3.somehting) [patch]
John H Terpstra
jht at samba.org
Fri Jan 31 06:38:34 GMT 2003
I have opinions on this subject as well! Surprise! But I will keep my big
fat mouth shut also. Just like Tim and Chris! :)
- John T.
On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> Tim Potter wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 07:50:27AM -0600, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> > > > I still think we _need_ to introduce a "server role" paramter,
> > > > leaving the other active for tuning, but so that new admins will not
> > > > get mad to have a decent configuration.
> > > >
> > > > server role = share|server|member|PDC|BDC|ADS
> > > >
> > > > or something like that.
> > >
> > > And i'm still not convinced that it adds any value. I just adds one
> > > more way to configure things (functionality we can already do) and
> > > confuses people reading older, but still valid, documentation.
> > It adds value in that Samba is easier to configure. The smb.conf file
> > is our "user interface" and it quite frankly is a big mess. Anything
> > that simplifies the configuration adds value.
> > Tim (who promised himself not to get involved in this argument again but
> > couldn't resist (-:)
> My suggestion (hear me out before you bark) is that we create a new
> configuration file format and a "compiler" that spits out a workable
> smb.conf given input in the new format. This would be a first step in a
> long, drawn-out process that would eventually replace the current format.
> First phase is designing the new format. We should be able to come up with
> a new format that does things like enforce the relationships between
> Second phase is to build tools to convert between the old and the new. We'd
> want to go both directions in order to help people covert.
> Third phase is a long ways out: It would involve replacing the current
> parsing code so that we would read the new format natively rather than the
> old. The old smb.conf format would still be supported for a while using the
> conversion tools.
> The first phase is probably a community volunteer effort. I don't have time
> right now (so I should be keeping my mouth shut but, like Tim, I couldn't
> resist) and I imagine other folks are equally busy or even moreso.
> Chris -)-----
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org
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