[PATCH] Terminal Profile Path settings

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Feb 27 10:12:02 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-02-27 at 19:30, Yohann Fourteau wrote:
> Selon Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>:
> > 
> > Why can't we just implement what microsoft uses?  Why should we need to
> > 'detect' that a user is on the terminal server, and how do you consider
> > the implications of managing these users *from* a terminal server?  (the
> > normal profile path would not be displayed).  
> > 
> > Finally, making decisions based on the current user, remote machine etc
> > inside passdb makes it really badly behaved - just because a global
> > variable is there, doesn't mean we should use it...
> > 
> What I don't understand is why Samba doesn't implement that feature ?

Because nobody has proposed such a patch?  But wait, they have!  Samba
3.0.1 included support for the extra attributes used by TSE.  Is that
support insufficient?  What is broken about it?

>  It's not
> new, TSE is quite old. Nobody needs that or what ?

Only with Samba 3.0 did people even try to do this, so it's only
recently this work has been proposed.  Patches are always welcome, but
they must be on the basis of implementing what Microsoft does, when
there is a comparable feature of Microsoft's to match.

> I don't know the complete history of Samba, but there is some messages (not a
> lot) on newsgroups of persons who need terminalprofilepath and trying to play
> with %m variable in profile path to simulate that feature without success.

The correct forum is the samba mailing lists - I don't know if any team
members monitor random newsgroups.

> To the question "Why can't we just implement what microsoft uses?", I would like
> ! But me, I can't do that (You've seen how I code). 
> So what is the position of the Samba team for that kind of questions. Can I hope
>  one day to have that feature in Samba ? Citrix is on the trend in France, I'm
> consultant and I can't propose Samba as an alternative to a windows PDC to my
> customers without such a feature. 

You need to work with us.  This is the first I have heard of a TSE
profile path.  You will need to provide information not only on what it
is, how it is retrieved and how it operates in NT4 DCs (which is all we
can emulate).  Ethereal traces and debug logs, particularly of both
logons and management tool operations assist a lot in this process.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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