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

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Sat Mar 12 11:37:47 UTC 2016

On 12/03/16 11:16, Andy Walsh wrote:
> 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.

I do not understand your reasoning here, surely if anybody is not happy 
building their own boxes, then they probably won't be happy taking a 
working router and installing another operating system on it.

> 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.

Well yes, but these are usually a mass market product and will no doubt, 
in the fullness of time, get to use a version of Samba 4 seeing as how 
3.6 has been EOL since March 2015.

> bye
> Andy

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