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

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 13 11:32:42 MST 2013

On 13/12/13 18:13, Thomas Harold wrote:
> On 12/12/2013 1:42 PM, steve wrote:
>> On Thu, 2013-12-12 at 10:29 -0500, Michael Brown wrote:
>>> On 13-12-12 03:15 AM, L.P.H. van Belle wrote:
>>>> and remember sssd is NOT compatibele with sernet samba.
>>>> Just a reminder..
>>> Can someone suggest a better place then to get up-to-date packages for
>>> various distros?
>> 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
> Except that half the time it rarely compiles from source properly, 
> unless you shake the bones and pour out the goat blood in the proper 
> pattern.  Or it works fine one month, then the next release doesn't work.

If you stay away from the git download (aka bleeding edge) you should 
not have a problem, if you do have problems, post them here so that they 
can be fixed.

> With the sernet RPMs, I can upgrade my Samba server in the span of 
> minutes rather then spending 1-4 hours on the process each month. Even 
> with the quirks, it's a far better deal.
You may not have had problems with the sernet packages, but others have, 
so it is swings and roundabouts.


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