[Samba] Separate DC fom file server ( was : Re: ZFS support for SAMAB4? )

Sascha Willuweit sascha.willuweit at me.com
Mon Feb 24 05:15:47 MST 2014

Am 15. Februar 2014 um 05:40 schrieb me at electronico.nc:

Le 14/02/2014 08:43, Andrew Bartlett a écrit :
On Fri, 2014-02-14 at 07:55 +1100, me at electronico.nc wrote:
Le 13/02/2014 14:59, Andrew Bartlett a écrit :
On a AD DC you should not run file shares btw, use a member server
for that ...
Curious question: Why do you think so?
While the AD DC is running our full file server, and can act quite well
as a file server, we suggest that organisations run a distinct file
server to allow upgrades of each without disrupting the other. We also
suggest that many medium-sized sites will want more than one AD DC, and
so it makes sense to have the DCs distinct to any file servers that may
use the DCs.
Finally, it avoids many of the issues around the winbindd internal to
the AD DC.
Andrew Bartlett
I'd suggest that Samba Team writes these lines on the Wiki as it is ( in
my opinion ) a very important step that needs to be configured at Samba
setup (and it would avoid wasting time to look for them through
thousands of messages on Mailman list).
You are very welcome to apply for a wiki account. :-)
Andrew Bartlett
I don't care to spend some time helping Samba users, but I don't feel 
confortable enough with Samba technical to write how-to on Wiki.
I even don't understand why winbind internal issues are caused by having 
DC and file server on the same machine.

I don't understand the issue with winbindd internal vs. AC DC on a different machine, as well. Could someone please give any directions in further reading regarding this issue? And why would I want to have more than one AC DC at a "medium sized site"? I really appreciate any answers. Seriously.


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