[Samba] Does the SWAT tool come with the Red Hat 8.0 distribution?

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Tue Mar 11 01:02:32 GMT 2003

On 10 Mar 2003, bkrusic at yahoo.com wrote:
> > SWAT does NOT 'butcher' your smb.conf, but it does
> > strip out all comments,
> I feel notes are crucial in any config file.  Comments
> in a config file or program are key in both reminding
> you of what, when and why you did something and
> letting other readers of your files know the same.
> > it does optimise smb.conf for maximum efficiency.
> I don't see how eliminating comments would give you
> any kind of noticable auth or file xfer time.
> > wild assertions that SWAT is a destructive tool!
> Eliminating comments is destructive.
> > So what are you doign as an open source consumer to
> > help get this sorted
> > out?
> Post my observations and mods as you've read here in
> the past.

Perhaps you could post your specific thoughts on what an automated
editor ought to do to preserve comments.

Saying "X is bad" is marginally constructive criticism but it doesn't
always come across that way.  Saying "Y would be better" is more of a


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