[Samba] About NAS versus Samba

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 21:17:56 MDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 8:44 PM, Fernando Lozano <fernando at lozano.eti.br> wrote:
> Hi there,
> Has anyone tried to configure a NAS server to authenticate users using a
> Samba PDC, or even a Samba4 DC (AD-compatible) or an IPA server?

not in a while, but I have done a samba 3 DC

> I'm evaluating replacing some Linux file server for a NAS product, but
> all them make me nervous when the vendor talks about "Active Directory
> support" and nothing else.

if 3rd party support is your concern, why are you using fedora instead of RHEL?

> In theory, many NASes are Linux boxes running samba, so there shouldn't
> be a problem, except if the web admin interface won't support a samba DC
> setup and I won't have SSH access to configure the NAS samba myself.

a cheaper nas will probably use samba, but not all NASs do.  there are
several commercial SMB/CIFS implementation out there.

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