My proposed path to a Beta for Samba 4.0

steve steve at
Sun May 13 00:59:47 MDT 2012

On 05/13/2012 08:18 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-05-11 at 17:56 +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>> As I have mentioned before, we are very close to making a beta release
>> of Samba 4.0.
>> We haven't done betas of Samba for quite some time (the 3.x series
>> hasn't used alpha or beta releases since 3.0), so I should be clear what
>> I mean by a beta, as I seek concurrence or comment.
> Following up on the discussion, and trying to correctly summarise the
> other views I've seen in other threads:
>   - The beta will not wait for the TDB2 issue to be sorted, but this is
> being addressed as an urgent matter, and is expected to make beta2.
>   - Jeremy has promised to review my patches early this week.
>   - I need to work on making s3fs the default for new provisions

Our current startup gives this:

Started file server smbd with config 
/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd: smbd version 4.0.0alpha21-GIT-212e805 started.
/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd: Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 
/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd: Ignoring unknown parameter "dcerpc endpoint 
/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd: Ignoring unknown parameter "server services"
ldb_wrap open of idmap.ldb
Calling DNS name update script
Calling SPN name update script
/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd: Ignoring unknown parameter "dcerpc endpoint 
/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd: Ignoring unknown parameter "server services"
/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd: WARNING: No path in service IPC$ - making it 
/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd: standard input is not a socket, assuming -D 

Would it be possible to lose the unknown parameter bit?
>   - Steve's particular issues are being addressed in Bugzilla with Jeremy
Thank you for this mention and TIA to Jeremy. Even though we are able to 
work around it, this could be a security blocker for others.

It would also be a real help for end users if we could know how smb.conf 
works now. e.g. can we now write the smb.conf options that we had in 
Samba3? create mode, create mask, %U etc? Without having to look at the 

In other words, can we now say that whatever we had in Samba3 is now 
supported in Samba4?


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