[Samba] Samba as PDC & File Server compared to Windows Server

Ssltbivdc.com stars at ssltbivdc.com
Sat Jun 29 04:59:02 GMT 2002

Im looking for help and advice.  I am using Linux Red Hat 6.2 as my Server
and I am running Apache 1.3.12 and Samba 2.0.6.
I have an Intranet set up which my users access through IE 5.5 on their
Windows 95 clients (at the moment!).  However, I am looking for advice on
the best way to share files via the Intranet to my Windows Users.

If i upgrade the clients to Windows XP or 2000 will my Samba Shares still
work?  Am I better off setting up a Windows XP or 2000 Server rather than
using Samba at all?  Is there a way that I can use Samba to act as a
password server databse (similar to SAMS in Windows 2000) which would
remember all the users passwords!?  And finally, can Samba act as a Primary
Domain Controller (PDC)?

I would like to be able to solve all my problems thru Linux and Samba - is
it possible?  In Summary, for Samba to be a password server, PDC as well as
an easily administered file server.  Where a user can put files and decide
which users or groups can read, write or execute on those files!.

I am about to make a big decision and have done quite a bit of research -
webdav, ldap, frontpage extensions etc etc but I am hoping that someone here
can also point me in the right direction.  Please help.  Thanks in advance
and hope!!

Mr. Gerard O'Reilly
Intranet Manager
Siam Stars Ltd/ Thai-Belgium Industrial Co. Ltd
21/6 Moo 3, Soi Kayha Bangbua,
Viphavadee Rangsit Road,
60 Talad Bangkhen,
Laksi Bangkok 10210
Tel:  02-561-4649 or 02-940-8750
Fax: (66-2) 5611486

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