Samba 4 Beta Released (upstream)

Posted by: Peter Baldwin

Tagged in: Samba

Congratulations Samba Team!

The Samba Team has announced the release of Samba 4 Beta 1!  Why is this good news?  Well, Samba 4 supports Active Directory** logon protocols.  In other words, Samba 4 can act as a Microsoft Active Directory server much in the way Samba 3 can act as a domain controller (PDC).  That's a game changer.

Have no fear, ClearOS 6 was re-designed with Samba 4 in mind.  We'll be posting more information about the ClearOS Samba 4 roadmap in the near future.  For now, it's hats off to Samba!

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Stuart Naylor
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written by Stuart Naylor , June 18, 2012
Whoop whoop :) seriously as the win7 / 8 battle is a serious problem. Please keep us updated on how you find beta and schedule of when this will be included into the clearos beta.

Stuart :)

Took some time didn't it :), I got the feeling they where scared M$ would change the rules in win8.

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written by Peter Baldwin , June 18, 2012
This hasn't been discussed with the dev team, but I'm going to propose having a test version available by September. There's a big question mark with the state of the DNS integration. Right now, Samba 4 relies on "hooks" into bind. bind => do not like. There's also an initiative by a member of the Samba team to finish off a lightweight Samba DNS server.
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Gerry Reno
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written by Gerry Reno , July 03, 2012
Samba 4 would be great to see. And bind isn't all that bad. Heck it's been running the vast majority of the internet name service for quite a while. Once you get it right on a fair size network one time then the light bulb comes on and you understand it.

Samba 4 would allow me to finally shutdown and retire our old Active Directory server. That would be nice.
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