[Samba] On Samba4
raubvogel at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 09:12:54 MDT 2011
On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 10:56 AM, <titantoppler at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd be most happy to answer any questions you may have, though fair warning:
> my version of Samba is kind of outdated (alpha 12), so what worked for me
> might not work for you.
Well, I am ashamed to say I too am running right now alpha 12
because that is what came in ubuntu 10.10. So, hopefully I should be
able to duplicate your stuff ;)
> I'm not too familiar with offloading the DNS service to another computer; as
> you may have surmised, my setup has the DNS on the Samba server. I think the
> main thing about having a DNS server is getting it to accept updates from
> clients (dynamic DNS updates for browsing).
Right now my "normal" DNS server can do the dynamic dns updates.
I am, however, wondering which other things I need to provide. For
instance, I would expect stuff like netbios-node-type and
netbios-name-servers can be provided by my current dhcp server without
hurting the samba4 AD behaviour. I could be wrong...
> I believe I am running a pure S4 setup; I recall that the S3+S4 thing
> confused me mightily at the beginning. I'd have to check to make sure
> though; how can I do this?
Let me know because I too would like to know in my own setup.
> On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 10:35 PM, Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 5:04 AM, <titantoppler at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I'm running Samba4 alpha 12 as the only DC and file server on my local
>> > network.
>> > It is working well. After the initial setup, everything can be managed
>> > a Windows workstation.
>> > Functions I've tried so far:
>> > - Group policy objects
>> > - Adding / removing users
>> > - Roaming profiles
>> > - DNS updates
>> > Essentially the main functions you would expect from a Win 2k3 server
>> > be there. It's been almost 10 months since I installed it, and it's been
>> > smooth sailing so far.
>> > Some features have been added / tweaked with the latest alpha 14, but I
>> > not kept up to date.
>> What you have there is exactly all I want to do. I might need to
>> harass you for any details. My main question right now has to do with
>> DNS and DHCP: since the box is running bind, must it be the master for
>> that zone? After all, I already have a happy dns/dhcp server. Can I
>> get away making the samba4 box a slave bind box and just add the
>> relevant options (netbios-whatever) to my current dhcp?
>> > On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 6:20 PM, Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at gmail.com
>> >> I keep hearing Samba 4 is not ready to be used. Can anyone
>> >> on its current status?
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