Where is Samba heading these days?

Martin Simons martin at webhuis.nl
Tue Sep 3 16:28:54 CEST 2013

Dear Andrew,

> A lot of development and planning is going on around Samba,
> but that may not be apparent to all of our community.

That, for sure, is my obsevation too. A lot is going on.

> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_Next_Goals

> I hope other developers will start adding to the page,
> and we will add more items and details and also give
> indication which items are already being worked on.

Although I am not a developer, I do have a suggestion.

Jeremy had a presentation at Fosdem earlier this year and he made clear that
Samba 4 does not have the option to authenticate against an openldap backend.

I have seen a thread in which openldap provisioning is discussed, so that
seems to be good news for openldap authentication.

On the other hand, however, openldap authentication is not mentioned in Samba
Next Goals. I suggest to add openldap authentication to the description of the

I wish you all the best in your efforts to achieve Samba 4.

Best Regards,

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