[ANNOUNCE] Samba 4.0 alpha 16

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Jun 24 07:23:53 MDT 2011

On Fri, 2011-06-24 at 04:51 -0600, Trever L. Adams wrote:
> On 06/24/2011 12:42 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > ============
> >
> > - Domain member support in the 'samba' binary is in it's infancy, and
> >   is not comparable to the support found in winbindd.  As such, do not
> >   use the 'samba' binary (provided for the AD server) on a member
> >   server.
> >
> > - There is no printing support in the 'samba' binary (use smbd instead)
> >
> > - There is no NetBIOS browsing support in the 'samba' binary (use nmbd
> >   and smbd instead)
> >
> ...
> > RUNNING Samba 4.0 as an AD DC
> > =============================
> >
> > A short guide to setting up Samba 4 as an AD DC can be found on the
> > wiki:
> >
> >   http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/HOWTO
> It appears that the HOWTO does NOT show how to use smbd and nmbd in the
> way this announcement refers to.

To run the Samba binaries that are also found in Samba 3.6 (nmbd, smbd),
see the existing Samba documentation, as this behaviour is so far
unchanged.  The Samba4 HOWTO in the wiki is for the new components that
form the AD domain controller, and I hope to make this clearer soon.  

We are still bedding down how these two sets of technology will be
merged and presented in a final Samba 4.0 release, and hope to write
more about any changes from Samba 3.6 behaviours when we make those

> Also, it seems Section 10 in the HOWTO, Configure kerberos DNS dynamic
> updates, is not consistent with the message Andrew Bartlett sent to me
> and the technical list, titled "Samba 4.0 DNS configuration."

Part of the challenge here is that BIND 9.8 is not widely available in
distributions.  That said, 9.8 is a great improvement and we do need to
update the wiki.


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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