[ANNOUNCE] Samba 4.0 beta3

Mike Howard mike at dewberryfields.co.uk
Tue Jul 3 00:47:14 MDT 2012

On 03/07/2012 03:41, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> We are proud to a announce another beta release of Samba 4.0, beta3

Thank you, excellent work by all concerned.

> ============
> Samba 4.0 beta supports the server-side of the Active Directory logon
> environment used by Windows 2000 and later, so we can do full domain
> join and domain logon operations with these clients.
> Our Domain Controller (DC) implementation includes our own built-in
> LDAP server and Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) as well as the
> Samba3-like logon services provided over CIFS.  We correctly generate
> the infamous Kerberos PAC, and include it with the Kerberos tickets we
> issue.
> Samba 4.0 beta ships with two distinct file servers.  We now use the
> file server from the Samba 3.x series 'smbd' for all file serving by
> default.  For pure file server work, the binaries users would expect
> from that series (nmbd, winbindd, smbpasswd) continue to be available.
> Samba 4.0 also ships with the 'NTVFS' file server.  This file server
> is what was used in all previous alpha releases of Samba 4.0, and is
> tuned to match the requirements of an AD domain controller.  We
> continue to support this, not only to provide continuity to
> installations that have deployed it as part of an AD DC, but also as a
> running example of the NT-FSA architecture we expect to move smbd to in
> the longer term.

So if one is not intending to act as a files erver, purely an 
authenticating dc (please excuse terminology), would you advise running 
samba4 with the NTVFS file server?

Any question is easy if you know the answer!

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