Successful so far

Emin Vergunst e.vergunst at
Mon Jul 5 04:45:24 MDT 2010


I managed to set up a samba 4 AD DC (alpha12-GIT), because we're using 
an unlicenced Windows 2008 Server in it's trial period, the licences of 
which are too expensive for our company. So far it works very well, 
including Kerberos auth for usage with our Exact Globe system. There 
were some minor problems:
Automatic DNS updates seem to work for Kerberos (which is essential for 
Exact globe), but for some reason I cannot resolve names of computers 
joined to the domain.
Syncronising files with Samba's builtin file server generates an error 
on the file "Suggested sites.url" I just removed this (pretty much 
useless) file to avoid this error, but I'm wondering if it might cause 
problems in the future.
Finally, I think we're in need of a init.d script. None of us wants to 
do a workaround I think and we want samba to start when we power-on the box.

All in all: so far it's a great piece of software especially for an 
alpha! Keep up the good work, I'd love to see this product match Windows 
AD or even improve upon it. Considering the history of Open Source in 
general, I think that's feasible.


Yours truly,

Emin Vergunst
IT Manager


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