[Samba] Samba4 + FreeIPA

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Nov 5 14:21:24 UTC 2021

On Fri, 2021-11-05 at 09:08 -0500, Patrick Goetz via samba wrote:
> On 11/5/21 08:49, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
> > Just a short reply on this part.
> > 
> > > Currently, the Samba project is hurt by a lack of good
> > > documentation.
> > I dont fully agree here.. So its a .. Yes and No.
> > 
> > There is lots of good documentation, but a "simple" NT4Dom is
> > totaly different
> > from an ADDOM, lots of things need to be taken account of and more
> > basic knowledge
> > these days is (sadly) needed, but that with almost any software.
> > 
> > Older samba 3.x and NT4 is so different and in different i mean,
> > more strict
> > to setup correctly.
> > 
> > > Samba 3 documentation was really good, but that effort wasn't
> > > repeated
> > > for v. 4 for some reason. There are no current books available,
> > 
> > Well, there is a very good book, but .. Can you read german?
> > https://www.kania-online.de/fachbuecher/samba-4/
> > 
> > 
> Oh, cool!  I can read/speak German. I wonder if he's interested in a 
> translated edition, not that I probably have time to do this myself.
> Agreed  on NT domain vs. AD domain.  One documentation step that
> would 
> help tremendously is to *completely* separate the NT, AD, and
> workgroup 
> documentation.  Who cares if this results in repetition of some
> things?

The guy who carried a major update a few years ago :-)

The other problem is the names for things, above you refer to 'NT',
'AD' and workgroup, but they all use 'workgroup'

I refer to the 'classic' domains as 'NT4-Style' domains and 'AD'
domains as just that. A 'domain member' is a Windows member of a
domain, I refer to a Linux or BSD member of a domain as a 'Unix domain
member', finally, any Samba machine that is not a member of domain is a
'standalone server'. Any of the previous types can be used as a
fileserver, printserver, etc.


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