[Samba] About NAS versus Samba
gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 10:43:54 MDT 2013
On 07/11/13 12:29, Fernando Lozano wrote:
>> what about the samba running on your NAS. I did a lot of NAS hacking
>> pointing a running samba/winbind config of the vendor to my nt-style
>> samba/ldap domain .
>> But if you do so be aware you are loosing your support :-).
>> So if you can change the samba on your NAS you are up and running.
> I don't have the NAS box yet. I wish advice on which one to buy based
> on compatibility with a Samba 3 PDC (or Samba 4 DC, or IPA).
> Vendors I talked to tell me it won't work, I'd have to use Microsoft
> AD. Knowing the Linux and Windows side (protocols, software) this
> doesn't make sense to me, I'm guessing the sales people I talked to
> simply doesn't know and doesn't want to learn.
> And it's not easy to tell the boss I'll buy a somewhat expensive box
> (for a small business) just to hack and see if it'll work the way I
> want. :-(
> It would help if you simply tell me which NAS you had success and
> which one was easier, out-of-the-box, or had to hack.
> s, Fernando Lozano
It seems common that vendors (esp the sales guys) assume you are running
Windows 200x and AD. I think the logic is that "none of our customers
use linux so we won't support it." It becomes self-fulfilling when
anyone wanting something besides the basic Windows AD support looks for
Getting samba to work sometimes requires fiddling with protocol
versions, WINS and DNS. For example windows 7 won't work with Samba
3.x until you tweek the registry. You can probably put together a
price-comparable equivalent of the Buffalo using a white-box PC tower
and linux. You can even set up software raid. It is more likely
to work the way you want than a NAS box.
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