samba 4: a new configuration system?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Jun 23 06:00:55 GMT 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-22 at 22:55 -0700, Raymond Lillard wrote:
> Raymond Lillard wrote:
> <snipped out a pretty fair rant>
> I apologize for forgetting to say thanks to all of the
> contributors for a really great piece of software.  I
> got caught up in my righteous indignation and forgot
> that I have used Samba since before the 2.0 series and
> not paid one red cent for it, nor have I contributed
> any code.  Not because I can't write code, I do - I just
> don't know, and don't want to know, enough about MS's
> expression of a networked filesystem to be useful to
> the project.

Why should that get in your way?  :-)

Most of Samba is basic systems programming, and while of course it deals
with CIFS as a 'core requirement', there are lots of parts of Samba
needing work well away from the protocol details.

Like designing a good web interface on Samba4 (that's not even written
in C!) or designing a transactional database for TDB, or any number of
other interesting tasks.  See the ideas we put up for the Google summer
of code for some ideas!

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
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