Samba 4.0 Enhances Open Source Active Directory Integration

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http://www.thevarguy.com – It’s been a long time coming, but version 4.0 of Samba, the open source implementation of the SMB protocol at the heart of Microsoft‘s (NASDAQ: MSFT) ubiquitous Active Directory platform, has finally debuted. And for the first time, it promises to function as a complete replacement for AD functionality in its entirety. This news may not please Microsoft, but its largest impact is likely to be not in Redmond but within the open source channel, where Samba 4.0 presents a free alternative to similar commercial packages that have been around for a longer time. Samba, which traces its r (IT news)