TNG suitablity for production systems ?

Kevin Colby kevinc at
Tue Sep 26 18:12:19 GMT 2000

We are not using a TNG server in production, but we do use
rpcclient as an integral part of our squid authentication
mechanism.  Only TNG's rpcclient could offer what we needed.

For now, I'm sure you will have to continue using TNG as is.
Hopefully, soon you and I can begin using Samba's main tree
for these things, but, as other threads have noted, it is not
currently known when or if the main tree will be able to
provide such functionality.  As far as I can tell from the
recent debate on the matter, it may be next month, next year,
next decade, or it may never happen at all.  All that is known
is that it is currently "in development".

I really wish there was an answer to that question.
(even if it were revised n times)

	- Kevin Colby
	  kevinc at

J.L.Gilmour at wrote:
> Following the recent bickering about TNG, can I ask this of the
> assembled masses...
> How many of us are using TNG in live systems?
> We're running a combination of Samba 2.x and 3.x to run a
> network of 50 or so NT boxes, 300 or so users. Office politics
> lead to the demise
> of a 'real' NT server, and Samba 3 / TNG was *tested* and found to
> be reliable for authentication and file sharing. It had a few bugs
> which stopped printing from working, hence the Samba 2.x servers
> for print sharing.
> It seems stable, but with recent claims I'm now wondering whether
> we're going to run in to BIG problems sometime soon, if the PDC
> goes, we have problems...
> Jayne.
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