Samba 3.6 vs 4.0, and packaging.

Andreas Schneider asn at
Wed Jun 26 03:49:10 MDT 2013

On Monday 24 June 2013 12:56:16 Rowland Penny wrote:
> Fedora does not want you to use an
> S4 AD, they want you to use IPA ( I prefer my IPA out of a bottle ;-) )

This information is wrong!

Fedora is using MIT Kerberos implementation as its Kerberos infrastructure of
choice. The Samba build in Fedora is using MIT Kerberos implementation in 
order to allow system-wide interoperability between both desktop and server
applications running on the same machine.

At the moment the Samba Active Directory Domain Controller implementation is
not available with MIT Kereberos. FreeIPA and Samba Team members are currently
working on Samba MIT Kerberos support as this is a requirement for a GNU/Linux
distribution integration of Samba AD DC features.

We have just finished migrating the file server and all client utilities to MIT
Kerberos.  The result of this work is available in samba-* packages in Fedora.

We'll provide Samba AD DC functionality as soon as its support of MIT Kerberos
KDC will be ready.

Best regards,

	-- andreas

Red Hat Samba Team

Andreas Schneider                   GPG-ID: F33E3FC6
Samba Team                             asn at

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