[Pkg-samba-maint] Merging more Ubuntu changes?

Noèl Köthe noel at debian.org
Tue Dec 26 21:07:15 UTC 2006

Am Dienstag, den 19.12.2006, 07:59 +0100 schrieb Christian Perrier:

Salut Christian,

> >      * debian/smb.conf:
> >        - Do not show the version number by default
> I tend to agree with that one. Seeing all these "(samba x.y.z)"
> servers on my network is annying..:-)

I agree with you and check what upstream does:

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
   server string = Samba Server

> >        - Comment out the default [homes] shares and add more verbose comments to
> >          explain what they do and how they work (closes: launchpad.net/27608)
> ie not sharing homes by default....Any comments from other team members?

Upstream has it enabled.I prefer to be in sync with upstreams default
config. If there is a problem with enabled [home] this should be
discussed with them, or not?

> >        - Add a "valid users = %S" stanza to the commented-out [homes] section,
> >          to show users how to restrict access to \\server\username to only
> >          username.
> >        - Change the (commented-out) "printer admin" example to use "@lpadmin"
> >          instead of "@ntadmin", since the lpadmin group is used for spool admin.

I agree on both with submitting it to upstream.

> >      * debian/samba-common.templates:
> >        - Set default workgroup to MSHOME
> Well, the current "DEBIAN_FANS" we have sounds a bit childish to
> me. However, I'm unsure abnout the choice of "MSHOME" by Ubuntu...

I'm not a fan on "DEBIAN_FANS", too. samba.org uses MYGROUP and Windows
WORKGROUP (or translated to your locale Windows version).

smb.conf (5) says:

Default: workgroup = WORKGROUP

Example: workgroup = MYGROUP

I'm in favour of WORKGROUP because samba is for interaction with Windows
and there its the default.

> >      * debian/samba.init:
> >        - use of PIDDIR instead of hardcoding it
> We should adopt that one


I agree on the other points you quoted.

Noèl Köthe <noel debian.org>
Debian GNU/Linux, www.debian.org
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