[Samba] The sad state of samba 4 adaption for home/small business routers.

Andy Walsh andy.walsh44 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 11:16:36 UTC 2016

Reindl Harald <h.reindl <at> thelounge.net> writes:

>bloatware means unsecure, uncomfortable webinterfaces with limited 
>functionality compared what iptables alone offers you with some knowledge

> all that embedded crap is for people which needs handholding and have 
> fun to own a dozen of halfbaken devices instead just one real box

It seems you still have some misconception on what openWRT actually is and
can or can't do. You also quite underestimate what modern arm based embedded
devices can do.

I get it that you are happy and comfortable building/configuring your own
boxes by hand. In the meantime 99% of the normal home/sbu are not and hence
projects like openwrt/dd-wrt/tomato/buildroot try to bring some of your hand
crafted "magic" to the masses.

Also keep in mind that samba3.6 was successfully adopted on any device that
had a usb2.0 port in the past. So slapping a usbstick/sdcard/hdd on a cheap
router is already a common scenario.


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