[Samba] Re: LDAP account management tools?

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Dec 15 22:16:42 GMT 2005

On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 10:32 -0500, Matt Lung wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> >On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 09:20 -0500, Matt Lung wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>Right now, it isn't.  It could be with some work though.  I believe new 
> >>users will continue to struggle until there is some sort of wizard type 
> >>setup that will aid in the configuration of their Samba servers.  If 
> >>they use a wizard and get setup what they want they will be happy.  
> >>    
> >>
> >----
> >I think that is the point of smbldap-tools and most specifically
> >smbldap-populate - sort of a turnkey approach to getting the Windows
> >expected/Samba & LDAP implemented base setup.
> >  
> >
> yes, but sort of a shocker for first time Linux or Samba users.  
> Consider where they are coming from.  NEXT, NEXT, NEXT, NEXT, FINISH.
> I'm not saying the command lines tools do not work at all.  I have no 
> problem setting up servers with them, but why does it have to be only 
> one way?   All I'm really talking about is a nice graphical interface 
> that would pretty much still utilize all those same commands.  Think of 
> it as step by step documentation, but at the same time your building 
> your server by clicking buttons and filling out options. 
different topics - different replies.

Are you volunteering to sponsor programmers to do this, were you
planning on writing it yourself or simply lamenting that this hasn't
been done already for you?


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