Renaming s4 'net' to 'samba-tool'

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Oct 24 13:45:26 MDT 2010

On Sun, 2010-10-24 at 08:10 -0700, Kai Blin wrote:
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> On 2010-10-24 03:14, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Hi Metze,
> > I noticed that you tried to do a push a commit which renames
> > 'net' in source4 to 'samba-tool'.
> Jelmer and I discussed some of the steps needed to proceed with the
> merged build system, and net was one of the candidates that we needed to
> keep from both s3 and s4.
> > I think we should first discuss, which name we want to use here.
> > We have to keep this name (I guess) for at least 10 years, so
> > we better make sure we all like it.
> This is something we thought about before starting, and we tried to find
> a name that conveys the use of the tool. Unfortunately, 'net' has always
> been the kitchen-sink tool. As there's already a synchronization tool
> out there called kitchensink, that name was out ;).

I certainly think that 'samba-tool' is the best name I've heard suggested by far.

I also don't like samba-adm (as we have - and will gain more -
non-administrative tools in there, like user password changes). 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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