[Samba] Should samba be split between client & server

Martin Sundmacher msundma at linux01.gwdg.de
Mon Jan 29 22:05:37 GMT 2007

Andrew Watkins schrieb:
> The more I use samba and the more I read the e-mail coming into this 
> list, I believe that a new look should be taken into how samba his 
> configured, since more and more people are having problems with setup 
> up of samba.
> Samba is basically  used in 2 different ways:
> "client") In a Windows ADS environment where you want to access 
> facilities on UNIX servers:
>     printers: - print to Unix printers.
>     File-system: - access to Unix files plus ACL.
> "server") In a Windows environment where you don't have (or don't 
> want) a windows ADS
>     Samba Domain Server - Samba replaces the Microsoft ADS

I think there are a lot more Applications and i would not call them
"Client" and "Server" the way you do.

> I know you will say that it does all these things, but people are 
> having many problems setting it up (i.e. in a "client" mode you need 
> an ldap server if you want ACL to work) OR is it simply down to 
> documentation OR user error!

I am not sure what ACL u mean. We are using Posix-ACL (simulating
NTFS-ACLs) without LDAP.

Best regards,
Martin Sundmacher

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