Setting up a Proxy Server as a load balancer to bypass winbind/samba bottleneck

Matthew Newton mcn4 at
Fri Oct 16 23:56:28 CEST 2015

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 06:28:05PM +0000, A.L.M.Buxey at wrote:
> > Nah it's Samba 4.2.1.  Unfortunately no distros currently package it.  Boo.
> sorry yes, SAMBA 4.2.1 or later... (its up to 4.2.4 now)  - and yes, not packaged even 
> though the current STABLE is 4.3.0 !

Distros are far more up to date with versions of Samba than
versions of FreeRADIUS :(

Samba 4.3.x only came out in the last few months, which explains
why no distros have it. Debian has 4.3.0 in experimental, for

I'm in the process of trying to upgrade our RADIUS servers to v3
(at last). As I actually want to use the code I spent ~3 months
writing, I'll probably just install Samba from source into /opt
for now. It's really not hard.

For the record, I'm looking at building in a proxy layer of RADIUS
servers using keyed-balance and Calling-Station-Id. At least,
that's the current idea...


Matthew Newton, Ph.D. <mcn4 at>

Systems Specialist, Infrastructure Services,
I.T. Services, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

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