[Samba] web based backend

Vaclav Klecanda vencax77 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 25 07:04:56 MST 2010

Hi Andrew,
my original idea was rather implement a separate project, not included into
samba4 source but rather above it. If there was  an unified way to provision
samba related things it would not be problem to build a provisioning above
the samba. No matter it is web based or whatever else. But it would require
that the provisioning will not change and is well documented.
I like python and django, so my original idea was to use this to implement
web based provisioning to samba.


2010/12/25 Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>

> On Tue, 2010-12-21 at 08:26 +0100, Vaclav Klecanda wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I wonder if somebody have thought or even started some research about
> samba4
> > web based management tool. I am convinced that such tool will greatly
> > support success of samba4. I know about SWAT but it is PHP based and I
> don't
> > know the level of support of samba4.
> SWAT is written in C, and isn't very easy to extend.  Samba4 one had a
> embedded java-script based web front end, but this was abandoned when we
> moved to python as our internal scripting language.
> We are not opposed to a Python based GUI for Samba, but are concerned
> that any effort in this area would not only need to be properly
> maintained (the SWAT2 that Samba4 had originally was very poorly
> maintained), it would also need to be automatically tested.  This is
> difficult to do for a AJAX GUI application (the current standard for web
> GUIs).
> Andrew Bartlett
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> Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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