[Samba] Using samba4 with AD and rfc2307 - what are the *current* practices?

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Fri Dec 13 01:31:41 MST 2013

On Thu, 2013-12-12 at 15:07 -0500, Michael Brown wrote:
> On 13-12-12 01:42 PM, steve wrote:
> > I've never really understood what sernet does. It seems to add
> > complexity over and above what really is a very simple installation
> > from source. So, to answer your question, the best place and way to
> > install samba4 is from source. Tat way you get just Samba4 and it
> > just works. No one has pissed around with it to try and make it
> > distro compatible. It's too new and under too rapid development to
> > get stable enough for the distros in my opinion. There is a model of
> > an installation howto at
> > http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/HOWTO 
> They make the packages. Goes a long way - I need to make some
> procedures for Ubuntu, SLES and RHEL. I really really don't want to
> have to muck about with each of those systems.
> And you know what, it works. I'd be having these exact problems if I
> compiled it myself. That HOWTO you linked addresses *none* of my
> concerns.
> What's missing from the docs (and from pretty much every OSS project,
> ever) is the *why* part of the documentation. Why might I do it this
> way or this other way? The various how-tos are great, though.
> Let's try and follow the documentation on building Samba:
> To build Samba, run the following command in
> your samba-master directory:
>  $ cd samba-master
>  $ ./configure 
>  $ make
> [michael at challenger:~/prog/samba]$ cd samba-master
> bash: cd: samba-master: No such file or directory
> I do only have so much time in the day to muck about with this.

Oh dear. A system Consultant unfamiliar with git. . . You most likely
checked out to /prog/samba/samba
> 13-12-12 01:42 PM, steve wrote:
> > He has the same username for both systems. There's none of the MAIN+ or MAIN\
> > nonsense, unless he's also a local user on a windows box.
> > ...
> > Get it working on one domain. Worry about that later.
> It is working, and now is later.

Glad you got it going. It really is great software.

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