[Samba] Advice on a samba setup im considering

jonlists jonlists at cbsol.com
Tue Mar 29 21:47:50 GMT 2005

You need to take a look at the Samba 3 By Example guide provided on the 
www.samba.org web site. It'll step you through much of this. 

Putting user accounts on the system? If it's only going to be you, you can 
use the command line tools provided with the operating system and base 
Samba. If someone else - maybe consider something like easier to use like 

Jon Johnston
Creative Business Solutions
IBM, Microsoft, Novell/Suse, Sophos Consultants

samba-bounces+jonlists=cbsol.com at lists.samba.org wrote on 03/29/2005 
02:11:52 PM:

> Hello!
> Was hoping to get some suggestion and ideas for a samba server I will be 

> implementing here in the next couple of weeks. I have gone through the 
> websites documentation, but I was hoping some of the veterans of samba 
> maybe lend some ideas, advice and recommendations. I will try to be as 
> detailed as possible.
> The samba server would server roughly 50-60 people. We have 3, maybe 4 
> departments that I would need to setup shares for (obviously, not all 
> departments would need access to all the shares.) The other thing im 
> considering is maybe trying to design this with the idea in mind of 
> expansion of the company (6-12 months down the road possibly)
> I've already installed the OS and Samba and I am in the process of 
> configuring 
> samba.
> What would be the recommended method for putting user accounts on the 
> I know I have a few options, but is there one I should consider morethan 
> other?
> All the machines on the network are windows desktop. I would simply 
> just map a 
> drive to the shares needed for each user.
> I'm not going to setup this up as a PDC at this time. That would be 
> I may revisit in about 6-12 months as well.
> I have a lot to consider. Just hoping to get some ideas here.
> Cheers,
> Jason
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