Samba 4 is coming
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An event on the outskirts of this year’s linux.conf.au now expressed some core Samba developer roadmap for the next time.
One of the main objectives of the parallel with the previous three newly developed Samba Samba 4 was the implementation of a full Active Directory controller. This component should work fine now, said Andrew Bartlett, who has it together with Andrew “Tridge” Tridgell worked. Samba 3, which only supports the old NT 4 domain model can only be a member of an Active Directory, it took until now for the controller necessarily a Windows server.
Currently the developers are still working on a number of features that had been imported into Samba 3 to Samba 4 is not yet controlled. A mechanism is also on the agenda, to allow easy updates to the Samba fourth The collaboration with Microsoft is going well. Samba 4, according to the follow Tridgell next Samba release, will offer all the expected features include improved and some additional tools.
The Samba developers were in the past year almost 8000 commits and 800 000 lines of code have been contributed by more than 70 authors. With Samba 4 release these numbers could be surpassed this year.
Tags: Samba 4