Samba4 Patch: newuseradv and newgroupadv scripts for net cmd utlity

Lukasz Zalewski lukas at
Fri May 28 14:25:02 MDT 2010

On 28/05/2010 13:49, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-05-28 at 12:34 +0100, Lukasz Zalewski wrote:
>> This makes it much clearer, thank you :)
>> I have noticed that samba4 net utility did away with rpc (and ads and
>> rap) submenus. This makes things a little bit simpler in terms of
>> options but it also makes grouping more difficult, i.e.
>> newuser utility conceptually should be submenu of user.
>> Would (similarly to old net utility) the following net user structure be
>> feasible
>> user	User management
>> 	new 	Creates a new user
>> 	delete	Deletes a user
>> 	rpc	
>> 		new	Creates a new user [server connection needed]
>> 		delete	Deletes a user	   [server connection needed]
> I strongly dislike the 'rpc' and 'ads' design pattern.  It was a mistake
> when we first did it, and reviving it isn't a good idea, except for
> compatibility with existing scripts.
> We should not require the user to know what the best transports to use
> are - we should just detect and use the best depending on what we have
> access to.
What criteria would this detection depend on - even in their default 
configurations (no options specified) they seem to do different things. 
In that case would one prioritise one and if that fails try another?

> Andrew Bartlett

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