[Samba] Samba4 + FreeIPA

Robert Marcano robert at marcanoonline.com
Fri Nov 5 14:23:23 UTC 2021

On 11/5/21 10:08 AM, 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?

IMHO, any NT4 documentation should be cloned, put on an static website 
with a big warning, much like some old Samba 3 documentation on the 
project websites, and assume it doesn't exist anymore. Documentation on 
NT4 style domains only encourage people to install new ones today.

Maybe the smb.conf should have a setting like:

= yes

In order for a NT DC to start. :)

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