Samba4 How To

Scott Lovenberg scott.lovenberg at
Mon Dec 31 08:27:08 MST 2012

On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 7:01 AM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-12-31 at 12:15 +0100, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
>> Am 28.12.2012 22:17, schrieb Ricky Nance:
>> > Any feedback on this is welcome, and I don't mind doing
>> > changes, but would like the opinion of the samba team before proceeding in
>> > this direction...
>> What do you think about having a kind of 'table of contents' with all s4
>> related docs on
>> The DC HowTo I would reduce to just a bare DC installation. All other things
>> (SElinux, Firewall, setup shares, GPO, etc.) I would take out and place each
>> on a new page (one page for each topic). And this new pages are linked on the TOC.
>> The TOC page we could group into sections like 'DC setup', 'DC
>> administration', 'member servers', 'other',...
>> So a good place to start for all users would be the TOC page then and all
>> linked pages approach single topics.
>> What do you think about that?
>> I can help working on that too in my spare time.
> In terms of the Samba4 page, we need to rework it into a general
> introduction on Samba 4.0 as an AD DC.  The information on the 'samba4'
> development project/branch needs to move elsewhere, as goals planned or
> achieved for that project, which is now complete (as we have merged to
> Samba 4.0).
> When we get the page into shape, I'll rename it to 'Samba AD DC',
> leaving Samba4 as a redirect.   (I'm trying to avoid using the name
> Samba4, as it is confusing now that we have a full Samba release called
> Samba 4.0, which does much more than what the 'samba4' project aimed
> for).
> There is a lot of work to do on the wiki, and I do thank those who have
> the time and patience to put into it.
> Andrew Bartlett
> --
> Andrew Bartlett                      
> Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

Andrew, that is to say that you're on board with the idea of a table
of contents pointing to other pages at the main page for S4 so long as
it's broken down such that it has an introduction to AD DC and the
remarks about pre-release subjects are dropped?

FWIW, I agree with staying away from the '4.0' thing now that the
release has happened; it's a full suite with many versions of
different projects and packages and the suite is an "AD DC" regardless
of whether you're using the Samba-3 file server with the Samba-4 AD
DC, etc.

Peace and Blessings,

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