February 28th, 2003, 23:20
So I'm building FreeBSD 5.0 on my home server tonight (I just got the itch to redo everything) and I notice samba-tng in the ports collection. I check it out http://www.samba-tng.org it seems interesting, a complete windows NT server 2000 Advanced server replacement. WOW!

I was wondering if anyone here has tried this. It looks promising but it also looks like it might still have a lot of work to be done on it before it resembles anything stable. Still maybe I'll give it a try.

March 1st, 2003, 15:01
i'm gonna have to play around w/ that.......

server-side profiles
join domain
log into samba-tng controlled domain
login scripts
domain groups, aliases independent of unix groups (when using LDAP backend)
inter-domain trust: windows (server) trusts Samba-TNG
wins replication
remote reboot/shutdown controlled by rpcclient
read registry keys with rpcclient
add, modify registry attributes with rpcclient
list installed services with rpcclient
list status of services with rpcclient
start/stop services
read eventlog no 4)
send windows message to user/machine
"User Must Change Passwort at Next Logon"
"User Cannot Change Password"
"Account Disabled"
Changing Password
add users or computers (without add user script)
add users or computers (with add user script)
delete users (without del user script, with ldap delete dn)
delete users (with del user script, with ldap delete dn)
add user to group (with rpcclient and usrmgr)
remove user from group (with rpcclient 5) and usrmgr)
Samba-TNG Server (generally)
Topic Status
OpenLDAP backend support (Supported Versions: OpenLDAP 2.0.x and 2.1.x)
Unicode support with ldap backend (Supports german "umlaute" in user and group description)
File locking
File ACL support
Printing Support disabled in binary package - no active development
Password sync. ("Windows and Unix") not supported out-of-the-box. SSOS solutions possible
wins support
migrate existing Windows domain controller to Samba TNG when using LDAP backend yes (see: examples/hechenberger/MIGRATE.txt)
samba winbind gets users and groups from TNG domain controller yes (in production environment by Martin Hechenberger)
microsoft exchange server working with tng-pdc yes (in testlabs by Martin Hechenberger)