Future of SAMBA on FreeBSD

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Sat Sep 16 23:49:45 UTC 2017

On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 11:02 AM, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions <
freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:

> 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?

Are you trying this in a jail?  Did you read the relevant UPDATING entry?


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