[Samba] samba server dependents

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 13:34:17 MDT 2010

If you are starting with a clean machine, you can probably pick an OS 
distribution that already has Samba included.

A fairly recent version of Fedora Core Linux (12 or 13) should have 
samba bundled with it (along with OpenLDAP and kerberos.)   I would 
guess that most current Linux distros include Samba.   You would want 
something that has Samba 3.4.x or 3.5.x which are both being maintained 
and should support Windows 7.

Solaris and OpenSolaris include Samba 3.0.x, which is now at a dead 
end.   Compiling a newer version of Samba on Solaris can be a major 


On 09/27/2010 03:22 PM, ERIK wrote:
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> Hello,
> I'm trying to build a solid samba(smb) network.
> I realize I will have to learn how to administer and connect other
> network software.
> I would like to lean toward building an AD type samba environment.
> So far the network software I believe I need to make this happen is:
> DNS(I want to use bind9), Kerberos(I want to use MIT), LDAP(openLDAP of
> course), I believe I also need sasl, and of course a stable version of
> samba.
> I have a great deal of reading ahead of me, but I would like to know
> what other software I might be missing here?  Direction would be most
> helpful.
> Thank you for your time,
> erick
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