[Samba] cooperation with samba?

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Sat Feb 12 13:55:03 MST 2011

On 09/02/2011 12:45, Helmut Hullen wrote:
> Hallo, Simon (and Andrew),
> Du meintest am 08.02.11:
>>> in the samba mailinglist there was a remark that samba 4 is designed
>>> only for the BIND nameserver; look escpecially at
>>>    http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2011-February/160848.html
>>> I know that most programmers work in their "free" time (me too). But
>>> I don't like working with the ISC DNS, and I'd like working with
>>> "dnsmasq" under samba 4 too.
>> My understanding of the situation is that full integration with AD
>> requires support for dynamic DNS and the ability to update DNS zones
>> with a fair variety of esoteric record types. To provide that sort of
>> facility in dnsmasq would require re-writing and generalising a lot
>> of code.
> [...]
> But what about people who want to use Samba without ADS, perhaps far
> away from a Windows environment? It's more simple to configure, it
> doesn't need specially trained operators.
> What about "Samba 4 light for SOHO"?
> I prefer using cifs instead of nfs, p.e., even in a LAN only with Linux
> clients. And there's no need for an ADS. There's no need for a DNS
> monster like ISC bind.
Well in this case you can use the file server part only it's better for 
the moment to use the 3.x branch (current 3.5.7 and 3.6 is coming). When 
Samba 4.0 will be released you will still be able to provision a domain 
member or a standalone server and in this case bind won't be needed !

Matthieu Patou
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