Caution Stoopid Newbie

Adam Lang aalang at
Thu Apr 5 13:13:23 GMT 2001

Problem is though, unless it is a test environment, you should always treat
your systems as critical.  Bad practice if you think otherwise.  Downtime is
never acceptable if you can avoid it.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg J. Zartman" <greg at>
To: "Samba News" <samba-ntdom at>
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: Caution Stoopid Newbie

> Jet,
> I think people can get all worked up about the different versions and
> should be used by the average users.  What it boils down to is this:
> Version 2.0.7 is the current production release and is therefore
> stable.  If you are in an environment that is sensitive to stability, then
> use that version.  With that said, I think that for just about anyone
> version 2.2 alphaxx is the best solution. Especially if you are setting up
> domain that included Win2k machines.  Yes, there is development going on
> with the code, and not all of it is 100% stable.   From what I've seen,
> however, the samba team does an excellent job of keeping the code stable.
> I started from scratch with Linux (Mandrake 7.2) in January of this year
> downloaded Samba from CVS right off the bat.  The only problems that I
> run into is with my own mistakes.  The code has worked flawlessly.  If you
> are in a non-critical environment, I wouldn't hesitate to use Samba 2.2.
> Greg

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