Samba management

James Peach jpeach at
Wed Jun 21 23:19:05 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 17:06 -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> Mathias Dietz wrote:
> > The most important step is to define this management API and to
> > implement it inside samba3. Exporting this API via rpc is secondary.
> Sorry.  I disagree.  just to make this clear, I believe MS-RPC
> *is* the API.  Why reinvent the wheel?  Maybe we'll need to
> have client RPC over unix domain sockets for local.
> So the question is how do you use RPC before Samba is up
> and running?  The answer is a simple provision script.
> I mean very simple.  Just enough to get the server up
> and have a single account.
> > SWAT would be ok for the first consumer / to polish the API.
>  We need an API that will get used.  SWAT
> has its fingers in everything and is just broken as a
> management tool.

Agreed. I'm all for ditching SWAT. There's an ocean of management tools
out there, both open source and proprietary. IMHO, providing a rich
management interface for these is of more value than supporting SWAT.

James Peach | jpeach at

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