F&P Proof Of Concept

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jul 23 13:03:01 GMT 2003

On Mon, 2003-07-21 at 07:34, Matthew Carpenter wrote:
> begin  On 20 Jul 2003 21:36:34 +1000
> Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:
> Thanks again for the informative response, Andrew.  
> I understand that Samba is not w2k, nor would we hope it to be.  What I'm
> hoping to be able to provide in this POC is a system we can plug in and do all
> day-to-day management without retraining the staff to use Linux.  There will be
> inevitable retraining since Linux is not NetWare either (: but for obvious
> business reasons we'd like to keep that to a minimum.  SWAT, as great a tool it
> is, was not idiot-proof enough last I used it.
> As for development scope, I'm not sure we'd be interested in paying for
> development for a POC, however we would very likely entertain a support
> contract with the Samba team to ensure speedy support and access to the
> developers, if a Linux/Samba solution is chosen as our F&P system.
> Thanks again, you've given me hope and a bit of direction.  One last question
> (for the moment).  Given our requirements, what version of Samba should we use?
>  I am currently a large SuSE advocate, and in SuSE 8.2pro they include 2.2.7a. 

The latest stable Samba version in Samba 2.2.8a, however if you require
active directory integration, or better internationalisation support
(unicode file names) then you should investigate Samba 3.0 beta.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
http://samba.org     http://build.samba.org     http://hawkerc.net
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