GSoC: Community bonding questions

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu May 21 21:05:59 UTC 2020

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 11:03:52PM +0300, hezekiah maina via samba-technical wrote:
> G'day everyone,
> Please correct me if I am wrong. So when you provision an AD DC using the
> samba-tool command line utility the following files are created or modified:
>   smb.conf
>   *.ldb / *.tdb
>   krb5.conf
>   resolv.conf
>   /etc/hosts
> Are there any other files that Samba creates or changes?
> I have also noticed a lot of discussion on the mailing list around
> Kerberos. My understanding is Samba uses Kerberos as it's authentication
> protocol. Are there other authentication protocols that Samba uses apart
> from Kerberos?

NTLM (a catch-all term for all the NTLM+ varients) is the only other common one.
Documented in MS-NLMP.pdf.

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