[Samba] Unnecessary smbpasswd
garydale at torfree.net
Thu Sep 29 18:57:41 GMT 2005
Jeremy Allison wrote:
>On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 11:17:29AM -0600, Ric Tibbetts wrote:
>>Beyond that: You are a poster child for the anti-open source software
>>group. It's sad that a request for help is met with attitudes such as
>>yours, and become confrontational.
>There are ways of asking for help, and some are better than others. I
>have infinite patience with people who are trying to learn the concepts.
>I have less patience with people who claim to have set up many servers
>and yet display ignorance with basic concepts. Remember, my reputation
>is tied stringly with this software - if you claim you are a competent
>admin yet you error report is that the software fails "randomly"
>with "stupid error messages" (both of which you did) I hope you might
>realize you're going to get a somewhat sharper response.
>>Thanks for the help.
>Glad I was able to point you in the right direction.
A counter-argument is that if you've made it easy to set up servers (a
good thing), then people don't need to know the nitty-gritty details.
For myself, I've set up a few samba 3 PDCs and have been using samba for
file sharing since v1.9x, but would hardly consider myself an expert.
Over the last few months I've had to dig deeper into the bowels of samba
than I really like, and without success. That's why I've posted messages
several times asking for direction on why I can log on from XP Pro but
not change my password.
So far, I've received only a response asking for which exact version of
Samba I was running, but no clues as to how to track down the problem. I
appreciate the work the developers are doing, and I realize that
answering every question is impossible, but I really need some help here!
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