Remove parameters 'announce as' and 'announce version' in 4.0?
John H Terpstra
jht at samba.org
Tue Jun 21 06:01:40 MDT 2011
On 06/21/2011 12:37 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> I'm back on my 'do we need these parameters' binge as I look to simplify
> loadparm before I merge the implementations.
It is a good thing to remove legacy parameters that are no longer needed
or that are pseudonyms. In the end they add to parameter bloat and user
confusion - the opposite of what we intended!
> This time in my sights is 'announce as' and 'announce version'. In the
> attached patches, these are simply hard-coded into their current
I m unaware of any use of these parameters since Windows 2000 was
released. Pre-Windows 2000 there were a few network monitoring tools
that reported the protocol version number. I believe we can safely
remove these parameters now but would check with Chris Hertel in case he
knows of any risk of breakage.
> Note, it's too late for changes for 3.6, so unless folks suggest
> otherwise, I don't propose to put a deprecation warning about these into
> Any thoughts?
> Andrew Bartlett
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