[Samba] which version best to use right now?

Veiko Kukk veiko at ekp.ee
Thu Nov 5 03:25:59 MST 2009

Andrew Masterson wrote:
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>> On Behalf Of Philip Brown
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 1:41 PM
>> To: samba at lists.samba.org
>> Subject: [Samba] which version best to use right now?
> What OS are you using?  If you're using something like RHEL or SUSE I
> would go with the vendor-packaged kit and forget any of the bleeding
> edge stuff.  Red Hat is still on 3.0.33, but they seem to keep it more
> up to date that a generic 3.0.33 release, and I would go with that - it
> performs just fine and should have all the functionality you need.
> (unless you end up in a strange AD environment that you need more
> current AD support, but I severely doubt it)

I have experienced, that 3.0.x from RedHat/CentOS does not perform well, 
when talking about winbind performance. Also, they are not quick to fix 
bugs, sometimes it takes amost a year to include simple patch which 
fixes blocking bug. See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=449000

Upgrading to 3.3.x from Sernet helped me to reduce winbind load about 
50%, so there is a good reason to use newer and better maintained 
package versions.


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