[Samba] Question on approach to authenticate Linux against Samba4

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Thu Jul 25 15:03:39 MDT 2013

On Thu, 2013-07-25 at 20:59 +0100, Jonathan Buzzard wrote:
> On 25/07/13 20:14, dahopkins at comcast.net wrote:
> [SNIP]
> >
> > Step 6: I already have samba-common, and samba-common-bin (latest for
> > 10.04) installed. I'd assume I need to uninstall these and install
> > samba4 instead (especially as step 8 is to join the domain).
> >
> Not familiar with Ubuntu, but that is very very unlikely. Samba 3.x has 
> been able to be a member server of an AD domain for a long time now, and 
> the version included with 10.04 is almost certainly capable of doing that.
> Samba4 is primarily about being able to imitate an Active Directory 
> domain controller. The point about joining the domain is to get a 
> Kerberos ticket so the machine can authenticate against the AD to do 
> lookups etc.

So that's a 'No.' then:)

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