[Samba] Samba 4.x and classic domains

Marc Muehlfeld mmuehlfeld at samba.org
Mon May 26 06:43:43 MDT 2014

Hello Andrew,

Am 25.05.2014 07:34, schrieb Andrew Bartlett:
> Samba 4.x still supports 'classic' domains, such as our those folks use
> against OpenLDAP.  The AD support in Samba 4.x is additional, and does
> not replace any of these features.
> We do understand the difficulty presented by existing LDAP structures,
> and for that reason there isn't a plan to decommission the classic DC
> support, and it remains tested by our continuous integration system.  
> The code that supports the classic DC is also the same code that
> supports the internal 'domain' of standalone servers and domain member
> servers.  This means that we still use this code, even when not acting
> as a DC.  It is also the basis for some of the features of FreeIPA, and
> so it gets development attention from that direction as well. 
> That said, I still suggest folks move to the AD DC code, because clients
> and attached devices (this such as a NAS) integrate much better with an
> AD DC.

I've added a 'Common misconceptions about Samba 4' section to the
HowTo and put some of your above information there. I hope, it's OK.


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