[Samba] what OS do you use for Samba?

Aaron Kincer kincera at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 19:03:59 GMT 2006

I think this comes down to what works best for you. There isn't a magic 
bullet or truly "best" distro out there. If you are unsure and/or want 
something that is easy to configure and has support if you want or need 
it, I would suggest checking out Ubuntu server. I've had great luck with 
it and out of the box it only installs what you need. In other words, it 
doesn't come with a GUI by default, but with apt-get, you could get one 
up and running in very short order if you wanted one post-install.

I haven't tried the latest 6.10 (Edgy) release for server yet. Version 
6.06 (Dapper) works great and comes with Samba 3.0.22 by default.

James A. Dinkel wrote:
> I'm trying to decide on a linux distro to use for our enterprise Samba
> server.  I like that there is a deb repo for Debian from samba.org, but
> I'm more comfortable with CentOS (Redhat).  I just want to be sure I
> have a well supported Samba server and I need at least the 3.0.20
> version so I can use the "inherit owner" property.  I also want
> automatic updates for bugfixes and security (not to concerned about new
> features though).  Any insight?
> James Dinkel

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