Where is Samba heading these days?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Sep 3 22:50:07 CEST 2013

On Tue, 2013-09-03 at 16:28 +0200, Martin Simons wrote:
> 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
> goals.

While I'm very happy to list that particular project, it is much longer
term than most of the other things listed there.  It also needs to be
carefully worded, because it doesn't mean what most people think it
means - it still won't connect to your existing OpenLDAP server. 

> I wish you all the best in your efforts to achieve Samba 4.
> Best Regards,
> Martin.
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Andrew Bartlett
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Samba Developer, Catalyst IT                   http://catalyst.net.nz

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