[Samba] Sernet question

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Tue Jun 10 08:06:13 MDT 2014

On 6/10/2014 9:35 AM, Michael Adam wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> On 2014-06-10 at 09:17 -0400, Steve Campbell wrote:
>> Sernet has two samba rpms, samba and samba-ad. Can someone explain
>> when I'd use these packages.
> That question would most naturally be placed
> at SerNet... ;-)
> The samba-ad package is the package that contains
> those components that are needed in addition to the
> "classical" components (smbd/nmbd/winbindd/...) when
> you want to run the AD Domain controller setup, i.e.
> basically the "samba" daemon and related libs and tools.
> You always need "samba" in addition.
> Example:
> - when you run a domain member or standalone file server
>    you do _not_ need the samba-ad package, but the samba
>    package.
> - When you run an NT4-style domain controller, you
>    also need samba but not samba-ad.
> - When you run an AD/DC you need samba and samba-ad.
> Package dependencies should also help you:
> install samba-ad and required packages will be pulled in
> automatically.
> Hope this helps,
> Michael
>> For instance, I'd guess I'd use the "-ad" for ADDC servers. Which
>> would I use for members? I'm guessing a simple file share server
>> would use the vanilla rpm.
>> Once I get these installed, can I assume I follow the wiki as if I'd
>> installed from source?
>> Thanks for any clues.
>> steve campbell

It was fairly obvious, but thought I'd check. I wasn't aware of any 
lists at Sernet, either, and documentation on their packages was light.


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