Implementing Samba in Containers

Igor Chudov nir at
Mon Jun 28 13:17:22 UTC 2021


At BaseALT we're interested in running Samba in containers for testing 
purposes but mostly locally, in Docker or Podman, not in Kubernetes. We 
will be glad to join the project but I'm not sure how we can help.

Have you any experience in running Samba containers orchestrated by 

On 28.06.2021 3:20, John Mulligan via samba-technical wrote:
> Hi List,
> I wanted to follow up on something that I learned from a thread on the user's
> list [1] recently.  Specifically, that I'm not the only one working on
> "containerizing" samba components.  Some readers may be aware of my container
> efforts if you attended our talk at sambaxp, or saw the recording [2]. While we
> focused quite a bit on the Kubernetes parts there I want to skip over
> Kubernetes in this mail and focus on the (OCI) container images.
> Michael Adam started a project [3] to build container images for Samba. We
> publish our images on [4]. I have
> been involved there for a little under a year now. We mainly have been focused
> on our immediate needs but I wanted to reach out and see who may be interested
> in collaborating on containerizing Samba.
> In the samba-containers project we have three images that are built:
> * A file server image
> * A client image (smbclient)
> * An AD DC image
> The file server is my main focus for our Kubernetes efforts. The other two
> images we are generally using only for test and are currently very simplistic.
> But I'd like to see all the images become generally useful, so that's why I'm
> writing this - to seek out any parties in the wider Samba community who may be
> interesting collaborating on this effort - or even just discussing
> containerization of Samba.  I would also like to re-emphasize that despite the
> name of the Org in the project url, none of it is meant to be Kubernetes
> specific. I'd personally be thrilled to see it get used in other contexts, with
> other orchestration systems, docker-compose, or direct docker & podman. More
> eyes on the project from others who aren't focused on k8s can help keep us
> honest. :-)
> In conclusion, I'd like to hear from anyone reading this if you're interested
> in samba in containers, even if you're not so interested in our particular
> efforts - but especially if you are :-). I'm curious if anyone wants to know
> more about the nuts-and-bolts of how we're designing the current containers
> and if you have feedback. In addition, if you are already running samba in
> containers or have your own images, I'd love to hear about them and any
> challenges or successes you've had.
> Thanks for your time!
> [1] - Thread Parent:
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> -- John M.

With best regards, Igor Chudov
Lead engineer
BaseALT, Saratov engineering department, UTC+4
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