[Samba] Strange Bind freezing

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Dec 2 18:41:48 UTC 2021

On Thu, Dec 02, 2021 at 09:32:47AM +0000, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
>On Thu, 2021-12-02 at 09:59 +0100, Remy Zandwijk via samba wrote:
>> > Lets be honest here, you seem to be doing everything that I
>> > wouldn't
>> > recommend:
>> > I wouldn't recommend using Freebsd in production
>> > I wouldn't recommend using ZFS in production
>> > I wouldn't recommend using a separate Bind9 server, unless it
>> > forwards
>> > all AD dns to an AD DC.
>> Not meaning to hijack this thread, but I am using FreeBSD and ZFS in
>> production (as domain member file server) and I am surprised by the
>> first two recommendations. Care to share WHY you recommend against it
>> Rowland? To be honest, when a Samba team member recommends against
>> stuff, I expect a clarification along with it.
>> -Remy
>This is purely my opinion and is probably not the opinion of of any
>other Samba team member. There have been numerous problems with running
>an AD DC using ZFS on Freebsd reported on here, mainly caused by ZFS
>using nfsv4acls, which a Samba AD DC doesn't really understand. I tried
>(sometime ago) to provision a domain on Freebsd using ZFS and I
>couldn't get it it work satisfactorily, perhaps it is time to try
>again. Using Freebsd as a fileserver is a different kettle of fish, it
>probably will work, but I haven't tried it.

Freebsd as a Samba fileserver *certainly* works well. FreeNAS
now known as TrueNAS (one of the most popular Open Source NAS
builds) is based on this.

Here's a video (for those of you who like this sort of thing,
personally I find it a bit too "tech-bro" content :-) showing
a Windows server being replaced with TrueNAS.


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