Bartlett admitted Samba has a "nasty" reputation for being "impossible to configure" and believes Samba 4 should "just work" without administrators needing to read through documentation first.
"For example, in Samba 4 we generate the DNS configuration and have an optional OpenLDAP backend and we have configured this as we know how Samba needs this setup."
Over the past year Samba 4 has added multi-master replication leveraging OpenLDAP, making Samba no longer a single-server implementation.
"Our users have also demonstrated how smart card logins work. I barely had to do anything in Samba 4 to get this to work. There is support for group policy as Windows clients are impossible to manage without it."
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