Difference between revisions of "SoC/2011/smbconf"

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net conf --> libsmbconf --> registry backend:reg_api --> registry database
 
net conf --> libsmbconf --> registry backend:reg_api --> registry database
  
possible for "net rpc conf":
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possible for a new "net rpc conf":
  
 
net rpc conf --> libsmbconf --> remote registry backend:winreg --> remote server --> registry database
 
net rpc conf --> libsmbconf --> remote registry backend:winreg --> remote server --> registry database
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compare "net registry" to "net rpc registry"
 
compare "net registry" to "net rpc registry"
 
(source3/utils/net_registry.c and source3/utils/net_rpc_registry.c)
 
(source3/utils/net_registry.c and source3/utils/net_rpc_registry.c)
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alternative approaches (maybe as a second step):
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* create a wrapper around winreg and reg_api that could be used in libsmbconf and could also be used to unify the logic of net registry and net rpc registry

Revision as of 14:53, 21 June 2011

RPC support for samba configuration

Student name: Vicentiu Ciorbaru

intro

Samba has a registry based configuration backend: Configuration data is stored inside the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Samba\smbconf. A tool for reading and writing this registry stored configuration is "net conf". Access to the registry-stored configuration is performed through a module that makes use of the "reg_api" module which is the backend code for direct local access to the registry database. The reg_api interface is similar to the WINREG rpc interface. The basic goal of this project is to develop a remote variant of the "net conf" tool that allows for configuring a remote samba server with the same convenience as offered by the "net conf" tool.


temp

layering:

net conf --> libsmbconf --> registry backend:reg_api --> registry database

possible for a new "net rpc conf":

net rpc conf --> libsmbconf --> remote registry backend:winreg --> remote server --> registry database

similar: compare "net registry" to "net rpc registry" (source3/utils/net_registry.c and source3/utils/net_rpc_registry.c)


alternative approaches (maybe as a second step):

  • create a wrapper around winreg and reg_api that could be used in libsmbconf and could also be used to unify the logic of net registry and net rpc registry