The Open Source Observatory of the European Commission informs about the use of UCS and Samba 4 at the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz).


[…] The majority of the servers at BFS run Linux, Univention writes in its study. Most of the desktops however, are running an ubiquitous proprietary operating system. The firm assisted the radiation specialist in implementing Samba version 4, open source tools for file and print services. “With the new solution, the desktop computers can also be installed and administrated conveniently.”

This means the BFS does not have to use the proprietary domain controllers, while maintaining administration mechanisms specific to the properietary operating system. “These are available via Samba and can be administrated via the proprietary tools.” […]

The article was first published on 12th July 2013 in the European Open Source Observatory and can be found at:


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