Bug 147 - smb,conf documentation
Summary: smb,conf documentation
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Docs (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0preX
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Jelmer Vernooij
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Reported: 2003-06-05 04:20 UTC by David Lee
Modified: 2005-08-24 10:26 UTC (History)
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Description David Lee 2003-06-05 04:20:43 UTC
I spotted a few things in the smb.conf(5) manpage (CVS/SAMBA_3_0 from couple of
days ago):

1. "encrypt passwords" refers to "ENCRYPTION.txt", but there seems to be no
   such file;

2. "ntlm auth" seems to be out of alphabetic sequence;

3. "wtmp directory" seems to be out of alaphetic sequence;

4. "passdb backend" examples include a "guest", apparently as another backend,
   but the preceeding description doesn't describe such a backend.  (Or should it
   have been a ":"-separated argument?)

More generally, is there somesort of "transition document" from 2.x to 3.x?
For instance, the default for "encrypt passwords" has changed from "no" to "yes"
and it would be useful if such changes were reasonably prominent in (say)
Comment 1 Jelmer Vernooij 2003-06-10 12:25:50 UTC
fixed, except for 2 and 3. What do you mean with 'alphabetic sequence' ? All
parameters are in alphabetic order here...
Comment 2 David Lee 2003-06-11 01:51:54 UTC
That was alpha24.

In beta1, I suspect a more fundamental problem:  htmldocs/smb.conf.5.html
has shrunk from ~20,000 lines to under 300!  And manpages/smb.conf.5 has shrunk
from nearly 7,500 lines to less than 500.  The beta version seem somewhat devoid
of parameter descriptions.

(I understand that these versions (html, man) are auto-derived from a higher-level
source of documentation.  I guess something somewhere is wrong in this process.)

Hope that helps.
Comment 3 Jelmer Vernooij 2003-06-17 04:37:05 UTC
smb.conf is generated correctly in CVS now. 
Comment 4 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-02-07 07:57:24 UTC
originally reported against 3.0aph24.  Bugzilla spring cleaning.  
Removing old alpha versions.
Comment 5 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-08-24 10:26:50 UTC
sorry for the same, cleaning up the database to prevent unecessary reopens of bugs.