Samba4 production - what is possible

Martin Hochreiter linuxbox at
Fri Apr 1 03:48:17 MDT 2011

I read about that possibility - to use 3/4 in parallel (franky builds)
... i have to search for a config for samba 3 and 4 that allows such
a combination (especially on the same server ...)

Is fileserving not that far to use the samba4 fileserving alone?


> 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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