The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 9227
smb.conf parameters can have several default values
Last modified: 2014-07-08 11:38:15 UTC
Quotation by Andrew Bartlett, samba-technical mailing list:
> + allow dns updates New disabled
This defaults to 'secure only' in the lib/param code, but disabled (due
to default initialisation) in the source3/param code.
In some ways this does not matter (it is only accessed via the lib/param
code), but I'm certain it will cause much confusion in our user base.
The challenge at this point I don't think it is practical to finish the
loadparm merge. Ideally we would only have one set of defaults, but
efforts in this area dropped off as it stopped blocking other progress.
We certainly should do more to align the defaults however.
If I understood Metze correctly, this does not need to be addressed before 4.0.0 final. Metze, can you comment, please?
It's untidy, but I given our options I don't think this is worth delaying a release over. The things that matter have their defaults set correctly.
Now that the defaults are dropped from the WHATSNEW, we can probably live with this. We have to explain to users the difference between samba-tool testparm and testparm anyway.
We now have patches for this, so mark this a blocker for 4.2
(In reply to comment #3)
> We now have patches for this, so mark this a blocker for 4.2
Andrew, this is fixed now in master, correct?
The only exception is template homedir, because the two winbind implementations use different sub macros!
There is a different bug for that, and we should just swap to the 'winbindd' syntax for 4.2, and WHATSNEW it. That is bug #10324. Due to the undocumented nature of the source4 syntax, it probably isn't used much, but we could support that also (in both) if we wanted.
(In reply to comment #5)
It looks like this is fixed now