[Samba] Developmen state Samba as ADDC?

Nick Semenkovich semenko at alum.mit.edu
Sat May 25 08:29:02 MDT 2013

Not sure about documentation -- is there a particular feature you're
looking for?

I've been running Samba4 as an AD DC for a few months now with ~20
Windows 8 clients & users.

Minus one big issue (crashing bug 9822 which was patched quickly),
it's been incredibly stable and easy to use.

Samba4 is running with mapped home directories & lots of group
policies, perfectly fine.

The only issues I have are relatively minor. They're:

* A few rare crashes in smbd, which I see every week or two.
 ** https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9853
 ** https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9873
 Though these sound bad, they just crash one thread. The clients seem
to work fine (worst case, one client will stall during a user logon,
but is fine after restarting the client).

* DNS updates w/ DHCP-assigned IPs don't work:
 ** https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9559
 Looks like this is being worked on now.

* Winbind crashes a lot:
 ** Repeatable crashes with ls -lha:
 ** Repeatable crashes with getfacl:

* Samba has a few random errors in the log, which I'm not sure how to interpret
 ** Failed to modify SPNs: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9848

All those issues are pretty rare or minor.

Samba4 has been working great as an AD DC! Plus, the dev team is super
responsive if you have a real, significant bug.

- Nick

On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 9:09 AM, Ulrich Schneider
<man at ulrichschneider.de> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I read about the development state ... samba as an ad domain controller and
> that many functions / group policies have been implemented. Still, there is
> some work in progress.
> Is there a documentation where I can look up the functions not implemented
> yet?
> Regards,
> Ulrich Schneider
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