[Samba] what OS do you use for Samba?

James A. Dinkel jdinkel at bucoks.com
Tue Nov 21 21:03:53 GMT 2006

From: Martin Sundmacher

> Hi, we are using Debian since 2 years for Samba with about 200 users. 
> Yes, it is possible to do automatic Updates with Debian. We are 
> currently running Samba 3.0.23c in two Domains without any problems. 
> Version 3.0.23c is currently in 'testing' of Debian. So security
> will start with the next stable release of Debian.

Are you using it with Active Directory for authentication?  Do you
update to the latest Samba from another place, or have you just been
using what is in the "stable" repo?

From: Aaron Kincer [mailto:kincera at gmail.com] 

> I think this comes down to what works best for you. There isn't a
> 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
> it, I would suggest checking out Ubuntu server. I've had great luck
> it and out of the box it only installs what you need. In other words,
> doesn't come with a GUI by default, but with apt-get, you could get
> 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.

Yeah, I thought about going with Ubuntu 6.06 (I'd stick with that for
the LTS), but it's so new.  I would feel better going with something
with a longer, proven track record.  However, it is nice being able to
install and set up Ubuntu for free but then have Canonical there in case
I have an issue I just can't figure out on my own.

From: Nathan Vidican

> http://www.FreeBSD.org/ <-- check it out, been running Samba+LDAP 
> directory services with unified logon for Windows, Unix, and 
> Intranet/Groupware for several years now, easy to upgrade, and 
> rock-solid stability (server uptimes > 370 days).

By Samba+LDAP do you mean you are using Samba as a PDC?  I take it you
don't use Active Directory then?

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