[Samba] AD-DC as file server

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Thu Mar 13 06:46:22 MDT 2014

On Thu, 2014-03-13 at 13:20 +0100, Klaus Hartnegg wrote:
> On 13.03.2014 13:04, steve wrote:
> > On Thu, 2014-03-13 at 12:43 +0100, Klaus Hartnegg wrote:
> >
> >> The accepted practice seems to be, set up Samba 4 for authorisation and
> >> then set up a separate Samba3 fileserver.
> >>
> > Very confusing. Samba3 is no longer developed. Surely we need to
> > recommend Samba4 for both rôles? By all means, separate them.
> That was from one year ago. Today it would translate into using the smbd 
> binary from samba4.
> Maybe this confusion started during the beta phase. There it was 
> recommended to not use the samba4 daemon for anything except SYSVOL and 
> Today this does not seem to be correct any more, because meanwhile smbd 
> from samba3 was merged into samba4.

But smbd has always been part of Samba4. It works in exactly the same
way as it did in Samba3. The only difference we can see is that you
can't run it with samba.

Isn't Samba4 an extension of Samba3? A superset?

Shouldn't the one-year-ago sentence read, '...set up Samba4 for
authorisation and then set up a separate Samba4 file-server.'?

If we then qualified with, '...and then run samba and smbd
respectively'? That would save a lot of confusion.

But maybe we still haven't got it:(
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