Renaming s4 'net' to 'samba-tool'

Michael Wood esiotrot at
Sun Oct 24 15:48:34 MDT 2010

On 24 October 2010 23:30, Matthieu Patou <mat at> wrote:
> 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 ?

I don't really like "net" for the name, because some of the commands
directly manipulate the LDB files and have nothing to do with any

> If not net command is more like samba's swiss army knife so what about smbsa
> or smbsak ?

smbsak makes me think of:


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