What's left for 3.0.21 final release?
John H Terpstra
jht at samba.org
Tue Nov 15 17:52:14 GMT 2005
On Tuesday 15 November 2005 09:49, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> Waiting for feedback.....
Many sites use the NT4 Domain User Manager to manage Samba-3. Given that fact,
and some minor glitches I have not yet eliminated in my test environments it
may be wise to alert users of potential issues.
Have you done a fresh (clean-slate) install of 3.0.21 and then tried using NT4
Domain User Manager with tdbsam and ldapsam backends?
I have observed the following only with NT4 Domain User Manager. Use of the
'net' command appears to function OK.
I do not have time to check this out further right now, and can appreciate
that you may not have the time either. The errors may well be configuration
errors on my part - I have not had time to pursue this. For all I know, the
patches over the past week may have already fixed these issues - if they were
real issues in the first place.
I know how much you dislike defective reports so will not file a bug report
until I have incontrovertable proof of a problem. The following is intended
purely in response to your request for feedback.
Last weeks errors:
1. Managment of user rights
Open the panel to manage user rights, then just commit without making
any change. Error message said that removel of the local Administrator
account is not permitted.
2. Creation/change of local groups crashes smbd. Deletion of a local group
3. Change of global group contents may result in a spurious error message.
The change actually works fine.
4. If only some of the Account controls are set in LDAP, an attempt to change
Account lock-out settings may crash smbd. Each such crash requires a
reboot of the Windows workstation before NT4 Domain User Manager
could be used again. The sad thing is that not every attempt to set these
parameters would crash smbd. I was not able to find a means to consistently
reproduce the problem.
If you do not have time to delve into this, a note in the WHATSNEW.txt file
alerting people to a potential issue may be advisable. Perhaps we could say
something like: "There are reports that of the NT4 Domain User Manager may be
problematic with 3.0.21 - we want feedback if any difficulties are
- John T.
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