[Samba] Totally missing the mark here

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Fri May 23 14:01:32 MDT 2014

Thanks Greg,

That's the link I was following. I got down to the line for testing 

/usr/local/samba/bin/smbclient -L localhost -U%

And I received an error, (I've been glaring at the screen all day and 
can't remember the message, but it's the first thing done other than 
starting samba, so I figure it's a botched job).

The smb.conf file seems awful short as well. There's other readings out 
there with lots more to it, so I may follow those for a while and see if 
I don't get further lost.

You all have a happy holiday if you're in the parts of the world that 

Thanks all.

On 5/23/2014 3:38 PM, Gregory Sloop wrote:
> I haven't been following the list carefully, but have you followed the Samba wiki?
> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_AD_DC_HOWTO
> This should get you setup with an AD quite quickly.
> I'm not sure about the sernet packages - I've seen _some_ problems in the past, but perhaps those reports are not valid any more. Frankly, compiling your own isn't half hard. [And since there aren't any good [read: current] distro supported packages you end up having to do "manual" updates anyway - so compiling is a little more hard than just installing a package, but also tends to help remove any potential problems/compatibility issues that often crop up from a package
> [But that's all mainly an aside. Start with the Wiki and go from there. If it doesn't work be specific with your questions etc.]
> -Greg
> SC> I have to say I probably shouldn't have read that version 3 samba book,
> SC> but I did, so I'm thoroughly confused about what I should be doing to
> SC> get this server configured properly.
> SC> I have installed the Sernet rpms on this server. For now, I'm going to
> SC> run the AD on the same server as the file shares.
> SC> Using the wiki as a guide, I've followed the provisioning but the first
> SC> tests don't seem to succeed.
> SC> Am I doing this backwards? Should I first make this server a normal
> SC> Samba file server that will allow users to mount shares manually before
> SC> proceeding on to AD stuff. I'm not seeing how I can have any valid users
> SC> or anything following the wiki. It's like it should be Chapter 44
> SC> instead of the first prolog.
> SC> This is really humbling.
> SC> I could use some pointers in how to bring a new server up to an
> SC> AD/DC+fileserver.
> SC> Thanks for any help. For now, I'll dig in and read as much as I can.
> SC> steve campbell

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