[Samba] 3 vs 4

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 03:11:46 GMT 2009

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:07 PM, Nicholas Katzakis <nkatzakis at gmail.com> 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? i.e. if I work
> with 3 right now, will I have to do everything from scratch when 4 becomes
> final? Also any estimations as to when 4 might become production stable?

I would install samba-3.2 now and not worry about samba-4. It is not
meant to be used in production machines right now and I do not see
that changing anytime soon.


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