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

Computer service SPb. cpservicespb at gmail.com
Sat Mar 1 15:11:04 MST 2014

So, I have rad almost all messages from
And unfortunatelly have seen that nmbd starting while Samba4 as DC will
prevent normally working of netlogon replication or could do so at least.
But very sensitive question i from the situation, when do Samba4
development team plan to add full network bowsing and wins server/client
functionality to samba binary or for Samba4 as DC supporting ?
At least approximatelly future period/plans ?

2014-03-01 1:44 GMT+04:00 Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>:

> On 28/02/14 20:46, Computer service SPb. wrote:
>> I don' t want to folllow to MS slogan using *nix soft: for each role is
>> a separate server, that is for DC - 1 server, for DNS - other 1 server,
>> for
>> route/gate - one more 1 server, and so on.
>> By the way I use ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
> I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, my AD server is also my dns server AND my dhcp
> server, so I know where you are coming from.
> Follow the link I posted and try and understand it, it was pointed out to
> me that I should not run nmbd & samba together by the same person that is
> now telling you not to do it - Andrew Bartlett, I do not understand why you
> will not believe what a major samba dev is telling you. I do not fully
> understand why the two daemons should not be run together, but I do believe
> that Andrew knows what he is talking about.
> Rowland
>  I need compact solution.
>> For browsing, I can agree with Joe, that for Sysvol and Netlogon browsing
>> i
>> not necassary.
>> But I have wider task in my own, I want to get working browsing within Lan
>> (more then 1 group) and for pptp/l2tp teleworker VPN clients also (much
>> difficult) .
>> And I have got it for 70 percent (by my estimation) .
>> But need some help for that and have posted separate "topic" for it.
>> 2014-03-01 0:39 GMT+04:00 Joe Maloney <jmaloney at pcbsd.org>:
>>  I think this is maybe the explanation Rowland was talking about from
>>> Andrew?
>>> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2012-August/086060.html
>>> It would make sense for a business environment not to run the samba DC &
>>> file server roles on the same server as previously explained when I
>>> asked.
>>> If the only function of the DC is to serve sysvol and netlogon then
>>> network
>>> browsing really wouldn't be needed in my opinion as the member server
>>> with
>>> the actual file shares would be browse-able am I right?
>>> Joe Maloney
>>> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 2:33 PM, Computer service SPb. <
>>> cpservicespb at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>  I will write one more time that I start nmbd after start samba (Samba4
>>>> as
>>>> DC) and it could work but with one "magic" value set up in smb.conf
>>>> (for me
>>>> it works fine) .
>>>> Regarding 137 port at the moment I can' t check out behaviour of
>>>> samba/nmbd/137 port and/or whether the port is busy or not because of
>>>> "playing" with Samba4 as standalone server. But as I suppose if 137 port
>>>> woud busy after samba starting nmbd simply would not start (there would
>>>> be
>>>> error returned) but there works good.
>>>> And when I tried some broadcast relay proxies to attach to 137 port
>>>> (with
>>>> nmbd started) I really got message that soft couldn' t binded to the
>>>> port.
>>>> I can provide as my starting script as nmbd log (but in private way) .
>>>> 2014-03-01 0:20 GMT+04:00 Joe Maloney <jmaloney at pcbsd.org>:
>>>> Can you elaborate on why you told Rowland not to start nmbd after
>>>>> starting samba?  I haven't done this and don't plan to.  I am just
>>>>> curious
>>>>> could it destroy or corrupt something by starting that process?
>>>>> Joe Maloney
>>>>> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 2:11 PM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org
>>>>> >wrote:
>>>>>  On Fri, 2014-02-28 at 23:20 +0400, Computer service SPb. wrote:
>>>>>>> Ok, for standalone server.
>>>>>>> What about dcerpc endpoint ?
>>>>>> Unless you are running openchange's server, this parameter never needs
>>>>>> to be modified.
>>>>>>  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) .
>>>>>> So, that thing I told you not to do.  Please don't do it.
>>>>>> 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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