[Samba] Samba embedded device?
rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Dec 9 18:54:29 MST 2014
On 12/01/2014 08:55 PM, George wrote:
> Hi team!
> At work I have several small branch offices with ~5 PCs each. All PCs are
> member of a Samba4 domain, whose DCs are on the headquarters (linked by
> consumer grade VPNs)
> I want to ship "some small, cheap, reliable and magical device" to each
> branch, in order to provide just 2 things:
> * AD replication
> * File shares
> That't it, period. Nothing fancy.
> Suggestions??? What do you use for this purpose??
I am a low-level user, and have been running an HP SFF with a 1TB sata
drive and 1TB USB backup drive with ClearOS. I am moving off this. I
have committed to ARM platforms for the power savings. At this point I
don't know at all about the performance. I AM running my mailserver
(Redsleeve6/Postfix/mysql/spammassasin/clamav/amavis) on a Cubietruck
and it seems to be handling my mail load.
The Cubieboard2 and Cubietruck both use the Allwinner A20 (1Gb mem/100Mb
lan vs 2Gb mem/1Gb lan). Both have sata. The Wandboard quad is $40
more than the CT, but a quad cpu (vs duo).
A number of linuxes are available for the various armv7 boards. The
armv8s (64bit) are now coming out, but still pricey for my budget.
But going from 70-90w with the SFF to 2-3w for the arm system is VERY
If you REALLY want a Samba appliance you really have to focus on ARM.
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