Renaming s4 'net' to 'samba-tool'

Matthieu Patou mat at
Sun Oct 24 15:30:01 MDT 2010

On 24/10/2010 23:45, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> 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 ;).
What about net4 ?
If not net command is more like samba's swiss army knife so what about 
smbsa or smbsak ?


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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