What's next for Samba ?

Anthony Liguori aliguor at us.ibm.com
Thu Nov 13 18:58:16 GMT 2003

> * the event handling code. I think this is vastly better in design
>   to the Samba3 select loop. It could be backported quite easily I
>   think.

We have been working on attempting to back port event handling code to 
Samba3.  This is almost required to support DCE/RPC over TCP (which is a 
must to support an AD aware domain controller).  However, things get even 
more complicated because of the asyncronious nature of the event handling 
code in Samba4 (verses the syncronious RPC pipe code of Samba3).

At the end of the day, if we just attempt to backport I have a feeling 
we're going to get something very ugly.  In terms of features for 
Samba3.1, I'd definitely say RPC over TCP should be one and I will 
volunteer to own that.  We of course need to make the decision though on 
how that's going to be supported.

Do we focus on Samba4, do we attempt to backport the Samba4 event handling 
and RPC code to Samba3 or do we just hack up Samba3 to make RPC over TCP 

Anthony Liguori
Linux/Active Directory Interoperability
Linux Technology Center (LTC) - IBM Austin
E-mail: aliguor at us.ibm.com
Phone: (512) 838-1208
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