Usability of 'samba-tool domain provision'

Rowland Penny repenny241155 at
Thu Jun 2 14:19:57 UTC 2016

On 02/06/16 14:02, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Thu, 2016-06-02 at 12:28 +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> Ok, before I alter my patches, can you confirm, it is just the change
>> of
>> 'realm' & 'domain' from options to args, you are against, or is there
>> anything else ?
> The user should not be prompted about use_xattrs.  In fact, just to
> demonstrate that Samba development is always an art both of knowing the
> rules and of knowing when not to apply them, I would argue we should
> actually drop the --use-xattrs option, or at least hide it.
> b62087e09d9f221d85bd137

If I understand you correctly, don't ask about 'use_xattrs', remove the 
option and set 'use_xattrs' to 'auto'.

> For the password check, I would prefer if we re-used the same
> complexity check as the DB will use, perhaps by adding a python binding
> to the C function in use.  Otherwise I fear the two will diverge, and
> just cause further confusion.
> 406d642f2de2f09a25b85b2

Ah, here again, this is something I have never done, which 'C' function 
are you referring to ? and is there anything in samba-tool that already 
does something similar, that I can examine for clues :-)


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