svn commit: samba r13017 - in trunk/source: lib utils

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Thu Jan 19 17:04:22 GMT 2006

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Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 11:49:56AM -0500, simo wrote:
>> I'd like to see pdbedit modified to have all the other things that need
>> local access, like rights and group mapping, so that we can end up with
>> just 2 tools. One for network access and one for local direct access.
>> I can dedicate some time in polishing pdbedit if you can provide me a
>> list of wishes and you agree with me on this point.
> I have to disagree here. net groupmap has been around 
> for ages, and you never complained. Why not? net groupmap does
> not really touch the network.

I'm agree on both sides but I think the discussion has happened
too late.  Volker's right.  We've had this for a while and
it is how it is.  Until there is a complete reworking of
'net' into something that for example brings back 'samedit'
which could accept a server name for remove access, we have
the swiss army knife of Samba--net.  Or maybe just the kitchen
sink depending on your perspective.

My point is that it is a broader issue that just 'net sam'
and will take more than trying to fix pdbedit.  IMO the
user interface for pdbedit is too complicated.  It's too
hard to remember the options.  In fact, I would saw it might
be worse than ldapsearch(1).  :-)

cheers, jerry

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