[Samba] samba4 migration

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 26 02:04:49 MDT 2014

On 26/06/14 07:37, Pascal Legrand wrote:
> Hello
>> When you install from backports, all of samba is installed and yes it
>> starts (or tries to start) samba, but as at this point you haven't done
>> the required setup, the 'samba' daemon does not start, only 'smbd' &
>> 'nmbd' and it starts pretty much as a standalone server.
> By "required setup", you mean just after install make "classicUpgrade"?
> That means as long as i dont make clasicUpgrade, my samba4 server is a
> nt4 style domain controller ?
When you install samba4 from backports it is set up just like it was 
previously with 3.6, it is then up to you to decide which direction to 
go, fileserver, PDC, BDC, AD DC etc.

> By standalone server you mean nt4 style domain controller?
No, it isn't a NT4 style domain controller (PDC)

> in fact what is the differences between dc pdc standalone controller etc..

Bit too much to go into here really, but a PDC is old technology and can 
use different backends (LDAP, tdbsam etc) , a DC is based on Active 
Directory and will give you proper SSO. For more info I suggest 
searching the internet with 'Active Directory'


> Thanks for your help

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