SAMBA4 on the Raspberry Pi

Ricky Nance ricky.nance at
Thu Oct 25 11:57:58 MDT 2012

Steve, that is a very generic question, and the best answer I can give is
that networks are like people, all are unique even though they share many
of the same characteristics. The question can't be answered like this, you
have given us far too little information. On the 5 user network, are they
doing a lot of video editing, or just a text document here an there, and
why are you running AD at home? How many pc's do you have? Is there a
budget? On the 2000 user network, the same questions, along with, are other
devices querying the AD server to provide authentication? Are there a lot
of laptops that frequently leave the network? What does the backbone of the
network look like? Everything inside of each network factors into deciding
the right hardware to choose for a server. There are cases where a flash
drive is just as efficient as a network share. It really depends on what
the client is needing (or end users if you are the admin).


On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 7:55 AM, steve <steve at> wrote:

> On 25/10/12 08:28, Jan B Kinander wrote:
>> If you have ordered your Raspberry Pi recently you'll get the 512M
>> version,
>> that one should work much better then the 256M version, cause the memory
>> is
>> a bottleneck in mine. Don't run X11 on it if you can avoid it,
> Hi Jan, hi everyone
> I asked about the hardware requirements to run a Samba 4.0 DC a while ago.
> Geza came the closest by suggesting anything that can survive a build of
> the source. After that, there's nothing much a DC has to do and so we end
> up with wasting a good computer.
> Do we have any hardware recommendations e.g. what configuration would be
> best for:
> - a home domain with 5 users
> - a school with 2000 students
> Add to that questions of security. Where do we house our DC's? Where do we
> store our file servers? I'm talking grass roots user level here. Like, 'I
> store my DC's in a room with a lock and key', or, 'I don't care, no one has
> the root password so I sleep easy'.
> Cheers,
> Steve.


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