[Samba] Revisiting Samba's interaction with LDAP's ppolicy overlay
ryans at aweber.com
Thu Oct 2 13:07:11 GMT 2008
Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 10:14:01AM -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>> This is, AFAIK, the only solution currently. We do the
>> same thing. It stinks.
> As I said in the former mail thread: Patches are welcome. If
> you really want it done quickly, some companies on
> http://samba.org/samba/support also offer development
Unfortunately, I suspect that many of the folks who probably want this
done are system administrators, not software developers. As a systems
administrator, I do have the ability to write code, but all I really use
in my day-to-day life is Perl and Bash, maybe dabbling in some Python or
Ruby. As Samba is written primarily in C, I probably wouldn't write
very good patches for it - I find that my proficiency lies in the
languages I actually use now, not the ones I used during undergrad in
college. And while I'd love just dump money in to the project (or have
an employer do it), that's just not always a reality (especially not the
amounts needed to fund development efforts).
All that being said, I'd be curious to know where this lies in the
current development pipeline (if at all). Again, I (and I believe the
community) think this would be very beneficial to Samba as a use and
marketing tool, and deserves some consideration. I'm happy to do what I
can - testing, tracking down bugs (even if I can't submit working
patches), and money when I have it. But mostly I rely on good
developers to develop, so that I can focus on my role in the chain -
testing it and implementing it in real-world situations, and promoting
it by installing it in all applicable environments.
However, it can't be overstated how much I appreciate the work that has
been done up to this point on Samba - it's a fantastic piece of
software. Keep up the good work!
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