Samba4 production - what is possible

Mark Rutherford mark at
Fri Apr 1 03:26:24 MDT 2011

We are using it for authentication - it does not serve any files to clients.
We have several Samba 3 servers that do the 'heavy lifting' like serving 
files and printing.

I would suggest that if you want to take the plunge like some of us have 
that you do some testing.
And when you think it's all working okay, test it again. :)

I believe there are a bunch of us out there that are using it in this 
capacity quite happily without issues.
Hope this helps.

On 4/1/2011 5:21 AM, Martin Hochreiter wrote:
> Hi!
> I want to try Samba4 instead Samba3 on my little company.
> As i do not really have an overview how far the development really
> is (i know it is still alpha but almost stable) - i just want to
> state whate I need and ask you to tell me if thats possible (please :) ):
> client (win7):
> domain join, machine+user login/logout, password change, hold/serve 
> group/user db
> server:
> use of 2 samba4 dc's for 2 vpn connected sites ... replication between 
> the 2 servers,
> File serving (hold the network share)
> Is that possible yet?
> regards
> martin

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