Future of SAMBA on FreeBSD

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Fri Sep 15 16:02:24 UTC 2017

Will SAMBA 4.6+ ever be able to provision a DC on FreeBSD?  The last
bit of information I am aware of on this issue is that there is some
problem with name-spacing that impacts the special attributes used by
Windows User Profiles.  It is described as a 'difficult' problem to
solve on FreeBSD. https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12912

There is a patch provided at
https://attachments.samba.org/attachment.cgi?id=13391 which
short-circuits the difficulty but apparently has possible security
issues.  Has anyone here applied this patch, built and successfully
provisioned a DC using Samba-4.6+ on FreeBSD-11?

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