[Samba] samba4 AD DC as file server?

Rowland Penny rpenny at f2s.com
Tue Mar 12 03:43:46 MDT 2013

On 12/03/13 00:02, Gerry Reno wrote:
> On 03/11/2013 06:34 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>> On Tue, 2013-03-12 at 01:30 +0800, d tbsky wrote:
>>> hi:
>>>     I want to setup a small samba4 server with AD and file server function.
>>> I know that samba4 AD DC has no netbios browsing support. are there other
>>> missing functions, like winbindd or something else?
>> The next release will include this patch, which avoids mistakenly
>> creating world-writeable files in additional file shares.
>>>    and if I install two samba4 instance, one to "/usr/local/samba"(for file
>>> server), one to "/usr/local/samba-ad"(for AD DC). and give them two seprate
>>> ip to bind. will it work better?
>> No, it would need to be a different virtual machine (you can only have
>> one winbind per machine, and the different winbind is most important
>> difference between the operating modes).
>> Andrew Bartlett
> Are you saying that it is not possible to use a Samba 4 AD DC as a file server?

You can create shares on samba4 and connect to them from the cli, via 
smbclient for instance, you just cannot browse to them.
The accepted practice seems to be, set up Samba 4 for authorisation and 
then set up a separate Samba3 fileserver.


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