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From: James Sparenberg (jamesopencountry.org)
Date: Tue Apr 17 2001 - 14:22:16 CDT
I'd love it. I lurk on these news lists just to learn things to apply to the sytem I admin. I vote yes.
On Tue, 17 Apr 2001 13:09:36 -0400
"Sparks, Charley" <Charley.Sparksbellsouth.com> wrote:
> I'm all for it .. I have 5 current clients on my wife's home office network.. plus printers
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Buchan Milne [mailto:bgmilnecae.co.za]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:41 PM
> To: Security-Discuss
> Subject: [Security Discuss] Is there a need for another list ?
> I was wondering if there might be a need for another list, meant for
> mandrake users who are administering machines used on networks. There
> are a number of issues that I would like to discuss, but feel that since
> they are not technically security issues I would prefer not to discuss
> I have on occasion posted to the expert list, but often my urgent posts
> get flooded by a bunch of users complaining that Java plugins no longer
> work in the latest beta of KDE.
> The idea would more or less be to have a "soft" rule that people posting
> should be administrering machines which are used by 10 or more users
> (thus cutting off most home network users), and questions should usually
> not relate the use of client programs, but should rather cover the setup
> of services, configuration of authentication mechanisms, virus scanning
> of mail etc, tuning of hard drives for performance etc.
> For example, I am currently looking at making my own RPMs of samba 2.2.0
> when it is released (which should be this week). I use samba as a
> Primary Domain Controller at two companies (1 with about 50 Windows NT
> clients, the other with about 15 Windows 98 clients). Samba 2.2.0 will
> allow Windows 2000 machines to join the domain, which is a high priority
> for the larger company, and will also allow one to use user-based shares
> in Windows 98, which is medium priority for the smaller company.
> On the last samba release (2.0.7), Mandrake packages were released
> between 2 and 3 months after the official release of 2.0.7, whereas
> Redhat packages were available about 2 weeks after. I don't want to see
> this happen again.
> I have made RPMs of the samba 2.2.0alpha3 release, which seem to work ok
> so far (including allowing Windows 2000 clients t join the domain).. I
> have let the Mandrake samba maintainer (based on th spec file changelog)
> know all this, but have had no reply. What should I do now? Use the RPMs
> myself only? Let security-discuss know I have done this and make SRPMs
> (or just the spec file) available? Are there any people who would be
> willing to test them?
> Those is favour of a new list (admin-userslinux-mandrake.com?)???
> If there is enough support here, Vince can you try and see if
> Mandrakesoft can support another list?