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Implementing Samba 4

By : Marcelo Leal
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Implementing Samba 4

By: Marcelo Leal

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Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Implementing Samba 4
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Distinguishing between Samba Versions 3 and 4

From the Samba Version 4 release notes made by the Samba project [16], we got information on the addition of the DNS server and NTP protocols that are integrated in the new Samba 4 code, LDAP server and Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC)—both accounted within the Active Directory Services, support for SMB Version 2.1 with preliminary support for Version 3.0, and the Python scripting interface—all of which we will highlight as great and bold, new capabilities.

These new features can make the Samba Server Version 4 look appealing from an upgrade perspective for the Samba Server Version 3 users. It can also stimulate new installations, as it can be a strong choice to provide full network services as open source and as a free alternative in comparison to Microsoft Windows Servers.

The classic model (NT4 Domains) is still supported and present in the Samba Server Version 4, but the new version's real gain for users and system administrators is...