Re: Deprecate the 'socket address' parameter and remove special handling?
vernooi1 at xs4all.nl
Tue Jul 24 11:54:46 MDT 2012
simo <idra at samba.org> wrote:
>On Tue, 2012-07-24 at 10:44 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 07:07:27PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>> > I've been looking over our parameters, as I try to merge the
>> > systems.
>> > I started by proposing removing the special behaviour that allows
>> > 'socket address = ' to mean 'socket address = 0.0.0.0' (attached)
>> > bug that created the current behaviour:
>> > https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5944
>> > However, I've been thinking about the broader context, and I'm a
>> > lost as to what this parameter is for exactly. It seems to be a
>> > old parameter from the earliest days of Samba.
>> > Specifically, it seems to be duplicated by 'interfaces = 126.96.36.199'
>> > 'bind interfaces only = yes'. The code in nmbd.c says: 'The
>> > 'socket address' is now deprecated.' but the manpage fails to
>> > this.
>> > There is no rush to remove this parameter, but I would like to
>> > in 4.1, so we have only one way to configure the interfaces we bind
>> > (Or we could remove it for 4.0 if that were the view of the list).
>> +1 on removal for me. I think it's been superceeded.
>I would vote for removing it in 4.0 and not wait till 4.1
+1. A new major release seems like a good moment to do this.
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