Samba 4 Deployment Guide

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon Jun 20 16:05:25 MDT 2011

On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 09:58:24AM -0500, Dave Craft wrote:
> Hey guys,
> So the IBM samba team (of which I am now one) have been discussing
> some "make ready" type tasks for samba 4.   Part of this discussion centered
> around whether it would be useful to have a Samba 4 Deployment Guide that
> discussed the unique features of Samba 4 and how to move from Samba 3 to
> Samba 4 in customer situations.   I believe we'd expend some of our resources
> to work through scenarios / functions and iteratively write it up in
> the samba community
> wiki.   Participation of all interested parties would obviously make
> this a lot more effective.
> Additionally I'd bet that from this effort we'd find code work that we'd need
> to contribute to in order to make certain deployment steps work more smoothly.
> So from this documentation task we plan to build some code tasks.
> Anyway, below you'll find a first blush outline of what the deployment guide
> would attempt to document.   I'd appreciate comments about particular scenarios
> that need to be covered and ... whether such a deployment guide is indeed
> warranted at all.
> Lastly I'm currently working on the dsdb/kcc intra-site topology
> functions and attempting
> to mimic the MS tech documented topology.   If someone has
> intersecting work then
> we probably need to talk.
> Here's the deployment guide outline suggestion (not yet in the wiki)

Fantastic work - completely neccessary for the rollout of Samba4.
Thanks for taking on this task !


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