Sorry if this has been raised already....
We are presently running an NT4-style Samba 3 domain with FDS back end.
Good. I was looking at the README for the most recent Samba 4
Technology Preview. There's a section in there that says:
"The Samba 4 architecture is based around an LDAP-like database that
can use a range of modular backends. One of the backends supports
standards compliant LDAP servers (including OpenLDAP), and we are
working on modules to map between AD-like behaviours and this back-end.
We are aiming for Samba 4 to be powerful front-end to large
The fact that FDS isn't mentioned doesn't necessarily mean anything to me,
but I wonder if Richard or anyone involved in core FDS development could
offer any observations on Samba 4 and the potential for use of FDS as a
Samba 4 back end. I will say that making Samba 3 run with FDS back end
involved a fair amount of knitting (tho' the same could be said for making
Samba 3 run with OpenLDAP back end).
I have only gotten so far as to untar the latest Samba 4 TP. Has anyone
on list gone so far as to configure Samba 4 with FDS?