[SAMBA 4] How to proceed?

David Holder david.holder at erion.co.uk
Mon Sep 8 07:32:12 GMT 2008


Hi! I would like to see native IPv6 support added to the list. Windows
Vista and Windows Server 2008 are native IPv6 stacks. IPv4 addresses are
due to run out in 2009-2011 (probably earlier rather than later as there
is likely to be rush for addresses as they become scarce).

Many thanks,
Dr David Holder CEng FIET MIEEE

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Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer wrote:
> Dear SAMBA community!
> I've been a SAMBA 4 tester for a year now. Recently, I've discussed
> with Andrew Bartlett in private about ideas how we could/should
> continue our work towards the next SAMBA 4 releases. We agreed that
> SAMBA 4 certainly will have a future in the "Franky" hybrid framework,
> but also as a standalone software.
> Since the software seems to be stable in many areas, it doesn't make
> much sense to leave it in the alpha stage. So I'd like to see the next
> release as a beta.
> I also worried with Andrew about how we could change it so, that
> people is willing to use it. I've prepared a list of theses to consider:
>    * Standalone server support: There should be implemented a kind of
>      NTFS-POSIX ACL mapping to finish this one. But generally, the
>      fileserver should be nearly feature-complete now.
>    * Replication: According to Andrew ok.
>    * Packaging: The effort to prepare packages for diffused
>      distributions should continue.
>    * Compatibility with OpenChange: Much work has been done.
>    * Stable database formats
>    * Fix problems with the build system: I've in mind the problem with
>      the uninstallation
>      (https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5678). Through the
>      next versions we may have also a look at
>      https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4081 (Building outside
>      source directory).
> Smaller issues:
>    * LDB async rewrite: Is there a plan to finish it?
>    * Registry backend: I've prepared a set of patches to fix the server
>      side up. I hope they will be pushed soon.
>    * Printer support: For now I wouldn't implement it.
> I see this email as an expression of my (and partially Andrew's)
> opinions and as a base to discuss and comment on. Please do so!
> Matthias

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