Posted Dec 1, 2011 8:24 UTC (Thu) by Fowl (subscriber, #65667)
Parent article: Releasing Samba 4
I don't understand why all of those features would *ever* be in one daemon; they certainly aren't on Windows!
From memory, the file server is in kernel mode, the LDAP/Authentication goop, DNS, WINS, DFS and printer servers are separate user mode services while named pipes/rpc/mailslots are spread between both.
While not having a great depth of knowledge about Samba-the-software or Samba-the-prokect I'd imagine there is slightly more to the story. The note that Samba has two conflicting "markets" is very true: enterprise v consumer/SMB/embedded.