[Samba] 3 vs 4

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Feb 5 01:40:50 GMT 2009

On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 12:07 +0900, Nicholas Katzakis wrote:
> Hello guys,
> I am looking to deploy samba as a Primary Domain Controller on a small
> network of windows vista PC's. I was wondering if it's worth installing
> samba 4 alpha versions or if I should go with 3 for now and wait until 4 is
> final. Will there be a dramatic change in the configuration?

Yes, the configuration system is very different.

>  i.e. if I work
> with 3 right now, will I have to do everything from scratch when 4 becomes
> final? 

We hope to have upgrade paths, but they are not set up at the moment.

> Also any estimations as to when 4 might become production stable?

We gave up making estimates a while back, because with the small
development team we could not make reliable promises, given the
challenges in re-implementing so much of the AD protocol stack.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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