[Samba] Sernet 4.3.X package is no longer free :/

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Sep 22 18:06:52 UTC 2015

I am in a condry as well.  I have spent a lot of time learning about AD 
and using Sernet.  Do I continue?  In large measure, I can stay with the 
free 4.2 I am using and learn more about AD over the next couple years.

Or I can use the Centos 4.1 and just go with a PDC yet again.

With all the Holidays at this time of year, I won't be doing much 
testing anyway.

On 09/22/2015 12:51 PM, oeh univie edv lists wrote:
> Hey,
>> it´s obvious that not that much people build their own packages because
> they don´t have the necessary experience.
> that would definitely be me. I struggle enough as a newbie and the idea of
> compiling and error solving afterwards makes me feel VERY uneasy... also I
> wouldn't know how to deal with no automatic updates...
> Before I read this thread, I wanted to install sernet samba because then I
> could have applied easily what I learned. (That's what I read:
> http://www.kania-online.de/fachbuecher/samba-4/ )
> Now I still I have no clue if I have to build from source or if I just can
> install the samba 4.1.17 package that comes with debian jessie. My
> environment should be as simple as possible, just 2 ADs, 1 file server,
> one backup machine, user logins, profiles that write back from clients to
> the server, home directories, quota, some shares, some network printers.
> maybe later on, but only if pressure exists from employees: VPN.
> So am I on the safe side to just install 4.1.17 or should I consider
> building from source? Can I have all the features I mentioned? Should I be
> concerned about security because I use 4.1.17 and not the newest (sernet)?
>   If I have to build from source, please mention why, maybe I could avoid a
> feature to not have to compile...
> This setup is for a non-profit organisation... The decision to change to
> debian was costly-based (so hard to argue now to buy something except the
> hardware (please don't open another if it's fair or not discussion. thank
> you))....
> Also sernet 4.3 doesn't seem to be for jessie
> https://shop.samba.plus/samba-/273/samba-1-jahr ... I could install free
> sernet 4.2 but then I would have to pay when I need updates....
> Ah and another question: Can I still use the install guide from
> http://www.kania-online.de/fachbuecher/samba-4/ that was written for 4.1
> sernet samba or should I use something else because 4.1 sernet samba and
> 4.1 debian packaged samba differ a lot?
> Hope there are other newbies like me that may profit from your answers to
> my stupid questions.... (about the stupid: but I also think access to
> information should be low-threshold - not just dialogues between
> developers... to be honest: sometimes I have a hard time understanding
> what some of you say)
> birgit

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