Future/end of TNG (was Re: I don't understand something ...)
karl at Denninger.Net
Mon Sep 25 23:36:34 GMT 2000
On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 06:01:14PM -0500, Kevin Colby wrote:
> Gerald Carter wrote:
> > We are working on porting code form TNG over to
> > HEAD for domain controlling. Jean-Francois has already
> > been working on porting the necessary codefor Win2k domain
> > logons (no native mode of course).
> > If anyone wants to help, join samba-technical and let's
> > get started.
> This is terrific!
> Unfortunately, there are no notices in any public forum
> that I have seen that indicate this to be the case.
> I also read -technical (non-digest), and I have to admit
> I haven't seen much on the matter there either
> (about DC development in general, that is).
> I think what users are concerned about is the lack of any
> commitment to providing this functionality. A timetable
> would be even better, but right now when people ask about
> using Samba as a PDC and adding 2000 clients, all anyone can
> say is that TNG used to do it, but that branch is now dead.
> Imagine how that sounds to someone who has a Samba PDC in
> production use and is told that 2000 client support is now
> a "must-have". Whether or not Samba can be used effectively
> in the long-term is called into question, and lacking any
> details, its use simply cannot be defended. The result:
> All those hard-won NT converts are now being forced back
> to Redmond for a copy of 2000 Server.
> I'm not complaining so much about the development as the
> lack of communication from the Samba Team about where DC
> is going (and when) in a post-TNG world.
> - Kevin Colby
> kevinc at grainsystems.com
EXACTLY my point.
Thank you for saying it AGAIN.
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