[Samba] Bind Samba4 services on different IPs?

Greg Zartman gzartman at koozali.org
Tue Nov 4 02:08:03 MST 2014

Samba 4 works fine with daemontools.  Been running it for a couple weeks

I'm not sure why samba would care how you are starting it.   The run
scripts are very close to the same between init.d and daemontools except
daemontools runs the app in the foreground.   If daemontools has problems
I'd have to write a custom upstart run script anyway because SME boots with
a custom run level with symlinks to its services management backend.

I had a look at zentyal under the hood and they have basically an ldap
backend interfacing with AD.  SME has a very similar backend and API.  Alot
of the ldap code is already written in sme as well.   It may not be that
bad once we get the basic config sorted out for AD.   Zentyal also does a
bunch of stuff to simulate an exchange server, which we don't do.  That
probably accounts for the Lions share of their long dev time.   Exchange
functions on a *nix is a bit of a holy grail.

On Nov 4, 2014 12:49 AM, "Rowland Penny" <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>

> On 04/11/14 02:43, Greg Zartman wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Rowland Penny <
>> rowlandpenny at googlemail.com <mailto:rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>> wrote:
>>     Greg, I understand your problems, but I feel that you and the
>>     other members of your team need to have a good look at how Zentyal
>>     works. Zentyal is for all intents & purposes what the Centos based
>>     SME is, but based on Debian & samba4. Remember this is opensource
>>     and it would be foolish to try and re-invent the wheel. I am not
>>     saying that you should blatantly steal their code, but how it
>>     works is a totally different thing.
>> I've definitely looked at Zentyal.  The work with developing a fully
>> integrated Samba solution into a distro like SME Server (or Zentyal) isn't
>> just making a service like Samba work, it's making it work within the API
>> and mechanisms that make the distro turnkey.  It's quite alot of work.
>>  Zentyal is a good check on what works and doesn't, but it doesn't help me
>> in terms of quite alot of the other SME Server integration.  For example,
>> we run all of our services supervised with djb daemontools.  This means all
>> of the default Samba run scripts get disconneted and we write special run
>> scripts for Samba under daemontools.   This kind of thing just goes on and
>> on.
>> My progress so far: http://wiki.contribs.org/Samba4_Development
>> I appreciate all of your good advice and patience.
> You are still not listening, you have in the past used daemontools, you
> may (probably will) have to stop using it. Put it this way, Samba4 AD DC
> equals a windows AD DC, would you try and change how a windows server works
> ??
> I think that you should also take note of how long it took Zentyal to
> update from S3 to S4, it was over 2yrs.
> Rowland
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