Loose ends for libmsrpc
skel at samba.org
Tue Aug 16 16:50:06 GMT 2005
>Sounds ok with me. I'll consider the svcctl pipe optional for the
>final deliverable then. What's you ideas for a demo?
I think the biggest candidates are a registry editor or user manager.
I've been giving a little thought about how a UI would work for them
from the command line.
For a user manager, there is potentially a lot of information to be
displayed for a user or group and a number of possible commands, so i
think to make it the most useful a simple menu driven interface could be
used. Similar to the test code that I have, but much more robust.
Basically you hit a key from a main menu, let's say 'g' and it takes you
to a menu for group operations where you can manage the groups. This
will make it easier than typing out commands like 'adduser' or
'addgroupmember', etc. I was thinking about this last night and I felt
a bit nostalgic becuase it reminded me of BBSs :)
The problem with this approach though is that it doesnt implicitly
support commands straight from a command line, so if someone wanted to
wrap it with a shell script it wouldn't really work out. But at the
same time there may not be a need to execute it from a shell script.
For a registry editor, I think an interface similar to a shell, and
might look something like:
> open HKLM\Software\CAC
val1 REG_SZ "abc"
> setval val2
This are just some ideas. Any thoughts?
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