[Samba] Wiki should have Readme First

Klaus Hartnegg hartnegg at gmx.de
Wed Mar 12 17:32:15 MDT 2014

On 13.03.2014 00:23, Justin Clacherty wrote:
> Yes, why is this necessary?  I know it has been a recommendation
> (that is liberally ignored) on Windows servers since inception but I
> had thought this was more a performance thing.

In the case of Samba4 the main issue is not performance, it's 
incompatibility. From what I read on the mailing list, the smbd that 
gets started by samba behaves differently from when it's started 
separately as file server. The one started by samba is only for SYSVOL 
and lacks several features. Also nmbd does not work together well with 
the samba daemon. The result is that many file sharing things first seem 
to work fine, but there are scenarios in which this causes problems.

I don't know the details, and would welcome others to jump in and fill 
in these gaps.

Maybe the text should be put somewhere on a wiki without immediately 
linking to it from the main page, so it can first be improved.


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