[PATCH] Deprecate 'bind interfaces only' parameter

tridge at samba.org tridge at samba.org
Fri Dec 9 06:31:44 GMT 2005


 > 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.

It does do something :-)

It is quite common to have the situation where you only want Samba to
announce itself on specific interfaces. This might be because you
don't want Samba to trigger ISDN dials on ISDN interfaces. You might,
however, want Samba to allow connections on those interfaces if they
are up (so a remote user can access the server).

Additionally, 'bind interfaces only' is used when you want to run
multiple copies of smbd on the same machine. In that case you can't
have two bound to the wildcard interface, so you only listen on the
specific interfaces.

If you really wanted to remove this parameter then I think you will
need to make the 'interfaces =' syntax more powerful.

Cheers, Tridge

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