[Samba] Samba AD support on Solaris and AIX

Neal A. Lucier nlucier at math.purdue.edu
Mon Feb 4 14:45:57 GMT 2008

Wei Hu wrote:
> I just found out that the binary Samba Solaris packages on samba.org
> were not built with AD support. Do you know any reason why? Do you
> know where I can find binary Samba packages supporting AD on Solaris?

As of Solaris 10 Update 4 (also known as 8/07), the version of Samba
that Sun ships with Solaris in /usr/sfw has ADS support.

The version that blastwave.org has is also compiled with ADS support;
however, that version has the older IDMap subsystem that makes some
types of configurations more complicated.

> Also although not mentioned, I suspect the Samba package for AIX on
> samba.org was not built with AD support either. Anybody can confirm
> this? The same question as where I can find AD supported Samba binary
> for AIX.


explicitly mentions that it is compiled with ADS support.

> I am looking for binary Sambas which are available to public to
> download. I am interesting in setting up Samba on Solaris and AIX to
> work with Microsoft Active Directory. Building from source is not an
> option for me.

Compiling Samba is not difficult, and then you can get the latest
version of Samba and all the library dependencies; plus you get it
compiled with the options you want.


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