Trying again at using the python samba_kcc

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Wed Apr 15 02:57:49 MDT 2015

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 04:41:32PM +1200, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Thu, 2015-04-02 at 18:21 +1300, Douglas Bagnall wrote:
> > hi all,
> > 
> > I am newly employed at Catalyst IT to work on Samba with Andrew
> > Bartlett and Garming Sam.
> > 
> > Garming and I have been working on the AD Knowledge Consistency
> > Checker (KCC) that Dave Craft and Jelmer Vernooij started in 2011.
> > 
> > We've been following MS-ADTS 6.2.x and testing against a clone of a
> > Windows network, the two of which do not always agree.
> > 
> > We have found it somewhat useful to get the samba_kcc tool to produce
> > Graphviz dot graphs.
> > 
> > Our current code is at
> > 
> >;a=shortlog;h=refs/head/kcc-intersite-8
> > 
> > At this stage we are certainly *not* asking for review&push. This is
> > just an introductory email, forewarning you of our work.
> Thanks Douglas.  Indeed this is a very important task to get Samba
> performing better in large networks.  
> Jelmer, 
> Can you look over this updated branch:
> Like some of the other things we have talked about recently, this is a
> large patch, worked on primarily by few folks (both in the past and
> now), but which for external reasons we really need to switch to.  
> That makes it awkward, and in retrospect I wish we hadn't been quite so
> self-contained as we spun up work on this, but this is where we are.
> Can you help us with some feedback on some of the style and practical
> python matters that would get in the way of using that?

I'll have a look at the changes (delta between master and this branch) when I
can and will follow up.



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