[Samba] On Samba4
esiotrot at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 11:35:23 MDT 2011
While Samba 4 is still alpha, the samba-technical list is more
appropriate for this sort of discussion.
I have copied my reply there.
On 7 June 2011 17:12, Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 my version of Samba is kind of outdated (alpha 12), so what worked for me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?
Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>
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