[Samba] Samba4 smb.conf questions

tms3 at tms3.com tms3 at tms3.com
Sun Dec 12 06:20:15 MST 2010

> --- Original message ---
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba4 smb.conf questions
> From: Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>
> To: Ben Cone <bcone at wwhfb.com>
> Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Date: Saturday, 11/12/2010 11:37 PM
> Hi
> On 8 December 2010 19:28, Ben Cone <bcone at wwhfb.com> wrote:
>> I am trying to find a good guide for setting up the smb.conf and can't 
>> seem
>> to find anything.
>> Here's what I have been trying to do and it hasn't been working 
>> correctly.
>>  We had a Windows Server 2003 DC.  I had to upgrade it because of some
>> problems we were having and upgraded to Windows Server 2008 R2.  After 
>> that,
>> my Samba 3 with Winbind file server quit authenticating to the AD 
>> domain and
>> try as I might I couldn't get it to work.  This is largely because 
>> even
>> though we have a perfectly good DC, all of our workstations are just 
>> in a
>> giant workgroup (and management just won't give in and let me change 
>> it).
>>  After playing with Likewise and samba for a bit I gave up that bag 
>> and
>> thought I would give Samba4 a try.  So far I am really liking what I 
>> am
>> seeing.  I realize that we are still in beta land, but what we have so 
>> far
>> may just work for what I want to do.  I have been trying to find a 
>> good
>> guide to configure the smb.conf file but haven't really found 
>> anything.

Well, why don't you let us know what it is you are trying to do?
> I believe it's currently best to have a Samba 3 member server joined
> to the Samba 4 domain for file serving rather than doing the file
> serving from Samba 4.  Of course I don't really see how joining Samba
> 4 to the domain will help get Samba 3 working :)
> Perhaps you should provide more details on what is going wrong with
> Samba 3 <-> Win2k8r2.
>> By the way, successful install on ubuntu 10.04 x64 server that 
>> formally had
>> samba 3 and winbind on it that were installed from aptitude.
> Do you mean that you installed Samba 4 from the Ubuntu repositories?
> If so, rather install from Git or perhaps Alpha 14 as per the Samba 4
>> Any help would be appreciated.
> The samba-technical mailing list is currently the best place to ask
> about issues with samba 4.
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> Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>
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