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How to migrate 515 servers from AD to Samba? This talk from the sambaXP 2020 by Caglar Ulkuderner gives an answer.  Ulkuderner is Managing Partner of Profelis IT based in Turkey (LinkedIn). 

Abstract

The Turkish Government decided to move to open source technology around 2013. After this decision Profelis worked on a desktop server migration project and developed an OpenSuse based distribution called Gibux.

37.000+ desktop were migrated in 3 years. After this migration, the Ministry approved AD servers migration to Samba4. Today 515 servers countrywide use Samba as Authentication. This is the story of one of the biggest open source migration projects in Turkey.  Slides (PDF)

About the "sambaXP 2020 Retrospective"

In this series we will present recordings of the sambaXP 2020 in the coming weeks. These were selected by SerNet's "Team Samba". The 19th edition of the international conference on the open source software Samba took place from 26 - 28 May 2020 for the first time exclusively in digital form. Due to the changed event format and the use of an online conference platform, organizer SerNet is able to offer all talks as videos for viewing (link).


David Mulder presents "Samba Active Directory tools for Windows Admins" in his sambaXP 2020 talk. Mulder works as Software Engineer at SUSE (GitHub). 

Abstract

This is a follow up to last years talk about managing AD via an ncurses gui. This talk will cover additional improvements to the ADUC and ADSI Edit modules, as well as covering a new DNS Manager. ADUC and ADSI Edit now communicate with AD via samba python bindings, and the DNS Manager interacts with samba-tool calls. The tools have also been wrapped in a redistributable AppImage, which can run on multiple distros. Automated testing has also been written. Slides (PDF)

About the "sambaXP 2020 Retrospective"

In this series we will present recordings of the sambaXP 2020 in the coming weeks. These were selected by SerNet's "Team Samba". The 19th edition of the international conference on the open source software Samba took place from 26 - 28 May 2020 for the first time exclusively in digital form. Due to the changed event format and the use of an online conference platform, organizer SerNet is able to offer all talks as videos for viewing (link).


SAMBA+ 4.11.12 has just been released. Packages for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu are available now.

These packages address a lot of issues, which are listed in the Samba 4.11.12 release notes.

SAMBA+ packages and all later versions are available as software subscription. They can be purchased at the SAMBA+ shop, detailed information and prices are listed at https://shop.samba.plus. The subscriptions are managed at our platform OPOSSO (https://oposso.samba.plus). Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials. The new SAMBA+ packages are included in existing subscriptions.


In this sambaXP 2020 recording Martin Schwenke and Amitay Isaacs give their "CTDB Report 2020".  Martin Schwenke is an Open Source Developer at IBM (LinkedIn), Amitay Isaacs also works at IBM as Software Engineer (GitHub). Both are located in Australia and are members of the international Samba team

Abstract

The report focuses on 2 main areas: progress and plans. What is new upstream in CTDB? What do our plans look like compared to those presented in recent years? There is also the intersection of progress and plans: what useful things are sitting in development branches but are not merged?

Progress includes: Clustered Samba testing is now in Samba's test suite and autobuild, CTDB's inter-node TCP transport is now more resilient (with some pain along the way), database vacuuming has been simplified, the recovery lock has been enhanced, code is generally cleaner (largely due to csbuild showing issues) and there have been many improvements in testing.

Plans include: splitting CTDB into multiple daemons (as previously presented), a transport using datagram messaging and simple code for new developers to understand and embrace. Slides (PDF)

About the "sambaXP 2020 Retrospective"

In this series we will present recordings of the sambaXP 2020 in the coming weeks. These were selected by SerNet's "Team Samba". The 19th edition of the international conference on the open source software Samba took place from 26 - 28 May 2020 for the first time exclusively in digital form. Due to the changed event format and the use of an online conference platform, organizer SerNet is able to offer all talks as videos for viewing (link).


SAMBA+ 4.12.6 has just been released. Packages for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu are available now.

These packages address a lot of issues, which are listed in the Samba 4.12.6 release notes.

SAMBA+ packages and all later versions are available as software subscription. They can be purchased at the SAMBA+ shop, detailed information and prices are listed at https://shop.samba.plus. The subscriptions are managed at our platform OPOSSO (https://oposso.samba.plus). Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials. The new SAMBA+ packages are included in existing subscriptions.


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