I installed a RHEL 8 beta to grab an impression of what is coming up from the next major version and I didn’t find a samba-dc packge. After a little search I found this article:
In short it says Red Hat will not provide such package in the future because AD is complex to deploy and to support. They could reconsider their decision if the market conditions will change.
That sounds a bit scary and I’m eager to listen other opinions/experiences about
- reconsidering the choice of providing and recompiling our Samba DC package by ourselves
- joining other projects/people that provide (or will provide) Samba AD (e.g. starting a CentOS SIG?)
- adopting existing cloud solutions, like Azure
Nethserverians, what do you think?