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

Computer service SPb. cpservicespb at gmail.com
Fri Feb 28 13:02:54 MST 2014

I have provisioned Samba4 as the following:
/usr/local/samba/bin/samba-tool domain provision --host-name=Router --realm=
mygroup.net --domain=MyGroup --host-ip=
--adminpass='Admin1234' --server-role=dc --function-level=2008_R2
--use-rfc2307 --use-xattrs=auto --dns-backend=BIND9_DLZ
I use Bind9, I tested it for setting up of Samba4 for Openchange in
previous year and I get it nicely working together (Samba4 and Bind9 as
dynamic config) .
There IS network browsing with a Samba4 AD server - either I have access
via Netbios names or browsing (except some conditions for pptp/l2tp VPN
users, but even for they I have working browsing) . I don' t have any wins
in Lan. I had server role as "active directory domain controller" as "dc" .

So, may be I should not but I start nmbd by myself written script after
samba binary start.
Because if I don' t start nmbd I will not get browsing.
When I talked with Andrew (in the previous year or year before it) as I
remember he said that samba binary controls other daemons (in DC variant)
and run it and may be browsing functions will be added later in samba
binary for DC opertional. But to this time there is not still code for
browsing in samba binary.
But, there is one value that has to be set up in smb.conf file what Samba4
as DC allow to get nmbd working and allow to have browsing.

To prove it I can to think to provide pptp access to my server (it is
as router /vpn with samba4 installed) that you could see by your own
eyes that all works fine.

2014-02-28 23:42 GMT+04:00 Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>:

> On 28/02/14 19:20, Computer service SPb. wrote:
>> Ok, for standalone server.
>> What about dcerpc endpoint ?
>> But as I wrote earlier about Nmbd while Samba4 as DC at the moment I have
>> fully working configuration of Samba4 DC (samba binary is run) and nmbd
>> binary is started and run with it.
>> But I start nmbd separatelly by script written by me after samba binary is
>> started (when Samba4 acts as DC) .
>> And more over I have even semi worked configuration of Samba4 as DC and
>> nmbd with browsing of Lan / VPN (client-to-server) clients when they could
>> see each other in their neighborhood (but works partly because of VPN
>> clients I don' t know why but could be as master/backup browser at the
>> moment and I didn' t set up Samba4 as Wins) .
> You seem to be at the same point as I was 18 months ago and I asked a
> similar question:
> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2012-August/086041.html
> It was explained to me that you should not run the samba daemon with the
> nmbd daemon and I was sure that Andrew Bartlett altered Samba so that this
> wasn't possible, but you seem to be doing this, just how did you provision
> samba?
> There is no network browsing with a Samba4 AD server, but you can navigate
> via address.
> Rowland
>> 2014-02-28 23:08 GMT+04:00 Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>:
>>  On Fri, 2014-02-28 at 20:14 +0400, Computer service SPb. wrote:
>>>> Rowland, you are not right. I started and start nmbd daemon with samba
>>>> daemon.
>>>> But I don' t know requirements for server services as for started
>>>> daemons
>>>> for standalone server.
>>> We have code to assist our administrators to run the right daemons while
>>> we have this split mode of operation.  You may well be able to start
>>> 'samba' as a standalone server, but it will exit on startup.  Likewise,
>>> when running 'nmbd' on an AD DC, this will also exit.
>>> Please don't be confused by the 'server services' setting, this is not
>>> relevant for a standalone server.
>>> Andrew Bartlett
>>> --
>>> Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
>>> Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
>>> Samba Developer, Catalyst IT
>>> http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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