web server in Samba4

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue May 31 23:22:55 GMT 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 09:05 +1000, James Peach wrote:
> On Sun, May 29, 2005 at 01:18:24PM +1000, Andrew Tridgell wrote:
> > Support for web administration in Samba4 is starting to take shape, so
> > I thought it might be worthwhile to outline some design decisions here
> > in case anyone has any comments.
> > 
> > The main aims are:
> > 
> >   - create a web administration interface that is good enough that
> >     everyone wants to use it. It should not just be an interface for
> >     inexperienced admins, it should be something that everyone
> >     (including team members) finds the best way of working with the
> >     server.
> > 
> >   - make sure it is trivial to use, while being secure.
> > 
> >   - provide a much richer interface than the Samba3 SWAT tool. It
> >     should be more like the typical 'NAS' interfaces that vendors tend
> >     to wrap around Samba, with admin and monitoring interfaces.
> What's your thinking WRT monitoring interfaces? Will there be a general
> performance/state monitoring infrastructure in Samba4?

This is certainly one of the things I would like to see exposed by the
web interface.  Particularly if it can be in the kind of format to feed
into mrtg.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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