mat at samba.org
Thu Mar 29 11:31:06 MDT 2012
On 03/28/2012 10:25 AM, Razvan Florea wrote:
> Dear Sir / Madam,
> My name is Florea Stefan - Razvan and i am studying Computer Science at
> Polytechnic University of Bucharest. Looking through the projects proposed
> by the accepted organizations at GSOC 2012, the projects ideas of your
> organization caught my attention.
> Especially, I am interested in one of them: Implement login / logout
> related counter update.
> I think that I am suitable for this project because of my experience with
> C/C++ programming language. I worked in school and personal projects in
> C/C++ which consolidated my knowledge in working with it.
> I want to ask you about the steps I have to cover before I send my
So this paragraph
makes a high level description of what this project is about.
If you are interested in this project I think the initial steps are:
* Compile and install Samba4 as a domain controller
* Join a Windows workstation/server to the domain if you don't have a
windows version you can always download a trial version of windows (cf.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd459137.aspx) of windows
* See how attribute related to a user account evolve when you log in/log
out, change your password, modify his name, his rights ...
Then you can start listing attributes that you think are related to
At that moment you might already find the need to contact us more
closely so don't hesitate to join the #samba-technical channel on server
freenode of IRC (irc.freenode.org) (there is a web client here:
http://webchat.freenode.net/) my nick is ekacnet, kai blin is 'kai' or
'kblin' and Andrew Bartlett is abartlett.
Some people seems to be present 24 hours a day it's just because they
don't close their IRC program or use a proxy (me for instance) so don't
be surprise if we don't answer right away.
For info Kai is sitting in the UTC+2 timezone, Andrew is UTC+11, and for
me it's UTC-7.
Next logical step is to setup a Windows 2008R2 domain controller and
join another windows client (you can for instance use the beta of
windows 8) and compare what is changing.
At that moment you should have enough information for your GSOC
application (especially if you asked questions).
For applications we expect something concrete like a plan for this
project. Such plan should include what you plan to do to get a
comprehensive list of calls/event that trigger login counter related
change, a comprehensive list of counters related to login, your plan for
the implementation (testing included).
Hope it helps.
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