libsmbclient revamp - need opinions quickly

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Mar 3 14:40:35 GMT 2008

On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 09:14:05AM -0500, Derrell Lipman wrote:
> 1. Removal of smbmount.  KDE calls smbmount instead of calling mount.
> IIRC, the comment says something about mount not being allowed by
> non-root users but smbmount with SUID bit set can be.  KDE, one of the
> big libsmbclient users, therefore is going to have to make some much
> more significant changes due to that change than they would for the
> libsmbclient API.

I get that KDE should not work on OpenSUSE 10.2 and RHEL5
anymore, because they do not ship smbfs anymore. In
particular I can't believe that OpenSUSE does not ship KDE

> 2. smb.conf parameter change: hidden -> admin shares (or something
> like that).  This change will not only cause the distros to make
> changes, it will cause many of the (millions? of) Samba users
> themselves to make changes.

The parameter "hidden" was in the 3-2-test tree for exactly
6 days, between Feb 22, 2008 and Feb 28, 2008. If there ara
any distros with the parameter "hidden" being active and
shipped to millions of users, I would like to know it.
Ballmer would be very envious about the spread rate in 6
days, this does MUCH better than Vista :-)

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