Posted Dec 16, 2012 7:42 UTC (Sun) by aristedes (guest, #35729)
Parent article: Samba 4.0 released
I've spent some time with this release already and it is very very nice. One caveat is the way that LDAP is now integrated within Samba and there is no support for using an external LDAP service instead.
I understand this was probably done for good technical reasons, but it creates a wall between Samba and the rest of a well behaved Unix eco-system. It may be possible, I've not yet found a way to integrate the Samba user directory with other LDAP extensions (such as what you might use for netatalk).
Part of the problem here might be that I understand LDAP very well and don't have my head wrapped around Active Directory. It does appear that Samba 3 tried to bring a Unix sensibility to configuration and integration; now Samba 4 has much better integration with Microsoft tools, but seems more foreign to the Unix side of things.