[Samba] Wiki should have Readme First
schneida.simon at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 08:01:42 MDT 2014
Just to get this straight: Apart from the problem with browsing (which will
be solved with samba 4.2?) and things like redundancy, server load etc.,
from a technical standpoint it is perfectly OK to run Samba 4 AD +
Fileserver with the same samba instance?
We're a small "company" and cannot afford running two server just for
authentication vs file serving, both would be doing nothing most of the
time, yet virtualization would kill us probably with not enough memory
problems, so can you give a definite yes or no?
2014-03-13 14:45 GMT+01:00 Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>:
> It's also a single point of failure. A few cheap NAS servers can
> easily be slaved, snapshotted, remotely mirrored, etc., etc.
> Integrating that all on top of an actual domain controller can
> multiply the complexity, and desired tools for one environment, such
> as good security practices for an domain replacement, can interfere
> profoundly with the general filesystem access provided by a NAS.
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 9:47 PM, Justin Clacherty <justin at redfish.com.au>
> >> From: "Petros" <Petros.Listig at fdrive.com.au>
> >> >> > In case Klaus is right (I cannot judge..) I wonder whether the "one
> >> >> > machine advice" should be:
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "To run a SME server (directory service and file server on the
> >> >> > same
> >> >> > box) it is recommended to run a NT style domain."
> >> >>
> >> >> I am not sure that running a NT style domain can be recommended.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> > Agreed.
> >> What is your advice instead?
> > I'd like clarification that it can't be done first. When it comes to
> the current samba release I don't believe Klaus is correct, hopefully
> someone with more knowledge on it can confirm either way.
> > From Andrew Bartlett's response to "samba4 best practices questions" on
> > "
> >> I would like to be able to maybe suggest the separation to the FreeNAS
> >> developers for stability to improve their software but I would need to
> >> know the technical reasons why the separation is important to be able
> to do so.
> > The reasons are more philosophical than technical. For an appliance
> like FreeNAS, if you were ever to use that as an AD DC, then perhaps the
> organisation is so small that there is only one machine, and that would be
> fine. But if the organisation was running multiple servers, I would
> suggest running two as the AD DC, and provisioning file servers separately.
> > "
> > Justin.
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