default FILE SERVER change for EXISTING Samba4 installs (was Re: Is a 'flag day' OK for a move from ntvfs to s3fs by default?)

Matthieu Patou mat at
Thu Jun 14 13:17:48 MDT 2012

On 06/13/2012 04:54 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Excuse the shouting, but if we decided not to do this, it is hard(er) to
> go back, so I would appreciate some careful thought.  (The alternative
> isn't great either, and presumably would need to be maintained for some
> time).
> On Mon, 2012-06-11 at 12:06 +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>> If not, then we need to work out a way to make this automatic.  The
>> obvious candidate would seem to be the 'server role' change I'm also
>> proposing.  It's ugly, but instead of being a synonym of 'active
>> directory domain controller', we could make 'domain
>> controller' (currently written into smb.conf files) mean 'AD DC with
>> ntvfs' (and give a deprecation warning), possibly then overridden by any
>> other 'server services' and 'dcerpc endpoint services' values set.
Why not having a script to do the change ?


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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