Added note about the support end of Samba 3 to WHATSNEW.TXT

Alexander Bokovoy ab at
Fri Nov 7 03:33:35 MST 2014

On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 11:19 PM, Sonic <sonicsmith at> wrote:
> There's still the heimdal/mit kerberos issue that prevents samba-4
> installs on some distros. For example, on my Gentoo install, since I
> need mit krb5 on my system I cannot install samba-4 as it requires
> heimdal and the two cannot be installed at the same time. It's crazy
> that this issue has gone on so long.
Samba4 in NT4-style PDC setup does support MIT kerberos (for more than decade).

If your packaging recipe on Gentoo is unable to differentiate between
Samba AD and NT4-style PDC builds, I'd suggest working with Gentoo
developers on improving the recipes.

Porting Samba AD DC server side to use MIT Kerberos requires quite an
effort (current development tree includes hunders of patches) and sees
little help from those who complain.

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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