To release Samba 4.0 'as is'

Michael Adam obnox at
Thu Dec 1 06:22:48 MST 2011

Hi Kai and Andrew,

Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-12-01 at 12:12 +0100, Kai Blin wrote:
> > On 2011-12-01 11:46, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Thanks for clarifying the issue of the release processes.  I agree that
> the concerns about the disruption and resources required for a release
> of the smbd file server are reasonable, even with the minimal changes to
> date.
> > > The problem is that the only smbd that works with Samba4 AD is the
> > > smbd in master (to get the pdb_samba4 and auth_samba4 hooks, and
> > > the correct version of the named pipe auth protocol).
> > 
> > No, again not what I said. As far as I understood the Univention
> > folks, if they want a file server, they deploy a Samba 3.x server. If
> > they want an AD server, they deploy s4AD, and don't use it as file
> > server as far as possible. I don't see how you need master to support
> > smbd running on a different machine.
> That is what I would recommend, however it is not how I read Metze's
> description of the Univention setup:

Univentions's setup uses a franky style setup: samba AD with the s4 winbind
component and the smbd and nmbd from s3. All components from master.
Samba4 uses pdb_samba4, iirc.

Cheers - Michael

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