[Samba] Samba4 acting as standalone server, smb.conf parameters and run daemons !

Denis Cardon denis.cardon at tranquil-it-systems.fr
Fri Feb 28 02:24:32 MST 2014

Hi Computer service SPb

 > I have built Samba4 4.1.5 from sources and provisioned as standalone
> server. I don' t need to act Samba4 as DC.
> I need fully working server, including shares access, network neighborhood
> browsing, LDAP (I suupose it should be anyway by default) .

LDAP is used in DC environment to store user, group, machine accounts 
and many other things. If you are planning to have a simple workgroup 
server, I think your users should be stored in standard SAM like tdb 
files, like in the 3.x serie.

> What values should be added to smb.conf, in particular to server services ?
> Is dcerpc endpoint servers parameter necassary ?
> What daemons should be started,smbd, nmbd, winbindd, samba ?

"samba" process is for DC role, so you shouldn't need it. I have no 
experience of running nmbd independantly of "samba" process, in a DC 
environmenent smbd et nmbd are started automatically by "samba" process. 
And there is some caveat with the samba4 version of winbind.

> Where is able to read for it.
> Because of there is info for Samba4 DC in the most internet resources.

samba4 developpement is focused on DC support, so that is expected.

Hope this helps,



Denis Cardon
Tranquil IT Systems
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