Future of SAMBA on FreeBSD

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Sun Sep 17 03:02:31 UTC 2017

On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 8:19 PM, James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

> On Sat, September 16, 2017 19:49, Adam Vande More wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 11:02 AM, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions
> > < freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Are you trying this in a jail?  Did you read the relevant UPDATING
> > entry?
> >
> 1. No, this is not being attempted in a jail.
> 2. Yes, but this is not an update of an existing samba DC but a new
> installation.  The pkg built on FreeBSD-11 but it will not provision
> as a DC.
> The issue is tied to the implementation of extended attributes which
> somehow differs under FreeBSD from Linux.  My question was directed at
> the FreeBSD maintainers since the package maintainer is constrained by
> the limits enforced by the operating system.A work around that is
> reported to work is to patch Damba 4.6 to use the default namespace
> which approach the Samba team deprecate as being insecure.

The bug you linked to has nothing to do with the issue of trying to
provision a DC on a non-jailed FreeBSD installation.

Google tells me you already have the answer as to why this particular issue
doesn't work.


Is there some critical reason you can't simply use 4.5 until this is
resolved?  Or use an OS that supports this?


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