Draft of branch maintainence and release plans....

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Jul 8 17:06:03 GMT 2002

David Collier-Brown wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Jul 2002, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> >
> > > > * Full Windows NT 4.0 PDC support
> > > >   - Trust relationships
> > > >   - SAM replication
> > >
> [And someone said]
> > > I don't see this being in 3.0.  Maybe a later release, but there is more
> > > work 'todo' in this area that you might expect.  Natrually, Samba->Samba
> > > replication will be fully supported.
> Gerald Carter wrote:
> > This is where you and i disagree on what's important.  I'm not
> > saying you have to do it, but I do have a problem of keep us
> > as developers promising something and never delivering.
> > **If** we can deliver this, then we have a smooth road for migrating
> > from NT 4.0 PDC's to Samba DC's.  This may also buy us time
> > in the requests for a Samba Win2K compatible DC.
>         Am I misunderstanding, or was Andrew suggesting
>         that PDC improvement should be put on hold while
>         the team works on AD functionality?

I've never suggested that anybody put any work on hold.  I'm just
worried about others promising features that I personally feel might not
be compleated in the timeframe and that I *know* have major hurdles in
the way.  In particular given that I'll probalby be the one working on
it anyway.   (I just like to set my own timelines).

I'm currently putting a lot of effort into both getting a workable,
*real*, SAM implmenentation - so as to allow the AD work.

>         I'm of the opinion that a good, workmanlike
>         kerberos implementation able to work with AD
>         is the most desirable single item for 3.0, and
>         that there is a community of folks, like myself,
>         that would like to jump from a security=user,
>         unix-centric configuration straight to a security=kerberos
>         unix-centric configuration (;-))

Given current progress, this isn't somthing that will be done for 3.0,
but is a very worthwhile goal.  (Actually, most of the work is really
outside Samba anyway).

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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