[PATCH] Deprecate 'bind interfaces only' parameter

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Dec 9 06:35:29 GMT 2005

On Fri, Dec 09, 2005 at 03:30:16PM +1100, Tim Potter wrote:
> Is there really any need for two parameters to manage which interfaces
> Samba is to operate on?  The attached patch deprecates the 'bind
> interfaces only' parameter which doesn't seem to do very much at all
> really.
> The only problem I can see is that setting 'bind interfaces only = no'
> and having an interfaces line will be broken, but then it's broken now
> anyway.  It will just be broken differently.

It's the nmbd use that is key - the use in nmbd_packets.c. Don't 
remove it yet please - this needs some serious study as to what
it's doing in that code (I remember adding it for a very specific
reason to do with multiple interfaces and broadcast packet detection
whilst at Whistle in 1997 but I can't quite remember now :-). I'll
need to go over that code very carefully first.


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