[Samba] Re: Samba Configuration Options for small 2-3 person office?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sun Sep 19 13:11:30 GMT 2004

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 02:28:22AM -0500, W. D. wrote:
> After 'make install', this appears:
> lqqqqqqqq samba configuration options qqqqqqqqqk
> x                                              x
> x Please select desired options:               x
> x lqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqk x
> x x [ ] syslog   With syslog support         x x
> x x [ ] ssl      With ssl support            x x
> x x [ ] ldap     With LDAP2 support          x x
> x x [ ] nocups   Without CUPS                x x
> x x [ ] acl      With ACL support            x x
> x x [ ] utmp     With UTMP support           x x
> x x [ ] msdfs    With MSDFS support          x x
> x x [ ] quota    With Quota support          x x
> x x [ ] recycle  With Recycle Bin            x x
> x x [ ] audit    With Audit                  x x
> x x [ ] winbind  With Winbind                x x
> x x [ ] wbauth   With Winbind Auth Challenge x x
> x mqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqj x
> tqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqu
> x            [  OK  ]       Cancel             x
> mqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqj
> Which should be checked?

The answer to that depends very much on your environment and what you
are trying to do with Samba.

However, the rules of thumb are:  

    * If you don't know what an option does leave it on the default setting.

    * Don't turn on anything unless you actually need that functionality.

All of those options switch on or off corresponding optional parts of
the Samba suite -- refer to the documentation supplied with the Samba
sources and on the http://www.samba.org/ website to find out what they
all do and to if you need them.  Be prepared to iterate through
re-building the port a few times until you get the settings right --
use the command 'make configure' to change the settings, as you won't
automatically get that pop-up again once you've been through it once.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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