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

oeh univie edv lists edv-lists at oeh.univie.ac.at
Tue Sep 22 18:27:53 UTC 2015


I don't know about centos.... but samba 4.1 in debian jessie should
support AD DCs....

kind regards, birgit

Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> schreibt:
>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
>> they don´t have the necessary experience.
>> that would definitely be me. I struggle enough as a newbie and the idea
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> concerned about security because I use 4.1.17 and not the newest
>>   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
>> hardware (please don't open another if it's fair or not discussion.
>> 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
>> 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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