[Samba] Member server guide broken

Gregory Sloop gregs at sloop.net
Thu Aug 14 18:44:33 MDT 2014

RA> I have been doing this for a while, and I can now say with certainty 
RA> that the Samba guide for adding a member server is broken 

I've been doing my best to keep my mouth shut, but I'm afraid I'm simply not strong enough. [My name's Greg. I have a "something's wrong on the intenet" problem...]

It amazes me to hear you claim that anything you've tried in Samba is broken. I suppose there's a chance it is, but you wildly run around throwing every visible switch and madly posting about how you're going to file bug-reports, you can't manage to actually read the man files, and blah, blah, blah.

But you do things in such a totally haphazard and crazy fashion, with so many bazillion posts, that I'm pretty sure no one, **including you,** actually knows what you've done and haven't. So to then claim there's something wrong with the docs [or Samba] seems awfully rich.

You've effectively alienated the 2-3 best and most knowledgeable people here [and likely more] and then complain bitterly about how bad the docs are etc.

You're claiming in prior posts [at least as far as I can tell] that somehow Samba4 is broken in such *basic* ways that it can't even serve files as a member server properly. I might buy some total corner case where something doesn't work as expected. But AD member server with basic file sharing where you want AD groups to control access is broken? You want to claim *that* is broken? Seriously!?!

How about you just pony up the cash, and pay SerNet for support. If you're able to follow their directions [and I'd guess when you're paying dearly for the privilege you'll actually do so] I'll pretty much guarantee you'll have a properly functioning system.

Right here:
Sorry Volker...

But IMO, the probability of you just stumbling across the magic settings that cleans up all the cruft from before, and manages to seemingly randomly flip all the "switches" properly seems like lotto type odds.


Ok, I'll try to hide my eyes again, or gouge them out with spoons, or something...


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