[Samba] SOS (seting up SWAP)
John H Terpstra
jht at Samba.Org
Thu Apr 28 20:56:57 GMT 2005
On Thursday 28 April 2005 11:56, you wrote:
> Hi John:
> Why not put agree betwen you, someone of samba.org answered me:
> "The smbstatus command will help you do this. It's better to ask questions
> like this on the main samba at samba.org mailing list".
> And now you ask me that I have to pay??? what are the discusion lists??? I
> alway think (betwen another things) that they are to help people. May be
> Am'I in the wrong list??
> Thank you for your unhelpfulnes
I apologise if in any way my email was offensive to you. That was not my
intent. My intent was to point you to a source of rapid help in case your
need is urgent enough that at all costs you need a solution.
I can see that I have upset you. It seems that what was offered in the best of
interests has upset you.
If I understand correctly, you first asked for help on the samba-technical
mailing list. That list is purely for the samba developers to discuss design
aspects of Samba development. The samba at samba.org mailing list is the general
As with all user supported software mailing lists, there is no guarantee that
anyone will answer your request. No-one gets paid for assistance given on the
mailing list - all help given is free and voluntary. No-one is responsible to
answer your requests.
There are a number of companies that provide paid-for support. I pointed you
at that source in case you have an urgent need. I cared enough to not cause
your request to go unanswered - particularly since you started to push for an
Your request to the samba at samba.org list is to the correct list.
- John T.
> John H Terpstra wrote:
> > Hi,
> > We saw your question from the first posting. This is a user-supported
> > list. We are all rather busy with our normal work. If your need is urgent
> > you may want to consider paid support. Details of paid for support
> > providers are available from the Samba web site.
> > On Wednesday 27 April 2005 14:23, Marta R. Lozano wrote:
> > > Hi:
> > > My english is very bad but I will try to explain that it We need. We
> > > work at Library of
> > > Ministry of Economy.
> > > We use one Linux Server with Samba 3.07 (mainly it has data files,
> > > CDS/ISIS
> > > databases and It application (from Unesco)).
> > > Right now, the administrator are Information System's people from
> > > Ministry.We need in
> > > some case not only to track what user are connected and what files they
> > > are using, we
> > > need in special case to unconneted (o cut off the connection) because
> > > we need to up
> > > date some databases and If it is in use we couldn't to do this.
> > > So, The Information System's people set up SWAT for us, but this tool
> > > don't allow to
> > > unconnected users. It only allow to see the "Home", "Status", "View"
> > > ans "Password".
> > > My question is: Is it possible, by configuration, to allow us to
> > > unconnected user from
> > Yes, if you log into SWAT as the 'root' account. You will need to kill
> > connections, not users.
> > > some files at option "Status". If it is yes, please, tell us how they
> > > can do that.
> > See above.
> > > And talking about "Status": is possible to change the "Refresh
> > > Interval"´s seconds
> > > amonut??. And when one make Refresh why the date and time doesn't
> > > change.
> > That will require some diagnostics work to find the answer. Your
> > information is not sufficient to provide a meaningful answer at this
> > time.
> > - John T.
> > --
> > John H Terpstra
> > Samba-Team Member
> > Phone: +1 (650) 580-8668
> > Author:
> > The Official Samba-3 HOWTO & Reference Guide, ISBN: 0131453556
> > Samba-3 by Example, ISBN: 0131472216
> > Hardening Linux, ISBN: 0072254971
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John H Terpstra
Phone: +1 (650) 580-8668
The Official Samba-3 HOWTO & Reference Guide, ISBN: 0131453556
Samba-3 by Example, ISBN: 0131472216
Hardening Linux, ISBN: 0072254971
Other books in production.
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