[Samba] Samba 4.x and classic domains

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon May 26 17:02:41 MDT 2014

On Mon, 2014-05-26 at 14:43 +0200, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> 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
>    https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Updating_Samba
> HowTo and put some of your above information there. I hope, it's OK.

Thank you very much, it's great to have this preserved in a place other
folks can find it!

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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