[Samba] General Samba Questions

Spike Burkhardt burkhardt.richard at ssd.loral.com
Thu Jan 6 17:31:43 GMT 2005


  Just last month we setup a AD network with Samba 3.0.10 on Solaris 8 & 9 and
it worked the first time!  I didn't have anything to do with setting up AD but
I was responsible for samba.  I installed the MIT Kerberos 1.3.5 libraries,
built Samba 3.0.10 with --with-ads.  Worked excellantly :-))


john.debella at teradyne.com wrote:

> Hi,
> We've been having lots of issues with our Linux based Samba servers since
> the Windows domains have migrated to AD. We were hoping and expecting
> that, at least in the short term, we could run in "mixed" mode and not
> have to make any changes to our Samba servers. However, things just aren't
> working well. Also, I've posted several issues to this list over the last
> several weeks and many of the issues I've encountered have gone
> unresolved.
> So, the question(s) I have is what is the recommended/suggested Samba
> version and configuration we should consider deploying in an
> infrastructure running with Windows 2003 servers and AD? We are running
> primarily RedHat 9 and RedHat ES 30 and a majority of our Samba servers
> are currently running 3.0.7 with some running 2.2.7a, (both of which are
> RedHat's distributions). We've had all kinds of problems varying from
> intermittent "password server not available" issues, to smbd locking up
> and most recently having problems changing a server from server to domain
> security style. Interestingly, (or maybe not), none of these problems
> existed prior to the AD upgrades........
> I'm considering making an effort to go full ads mode on the samba servers,
> however, I've also seen that others have had issues doing this.
> I'm open to suggestions.
> Thanks,
> -John
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