[Samba] Totally missing the mark here

Gregory Sloop gregs at sloop.net
Fri May 23 14:17:11 MDT 2014

Can't you run it again, and paste the results? [Seems like a 5 second task - a couple of minutes tops.]

[And if you're thinking: "Writing down that and copying is such a pain..." I'd suggest you do it use putty from a remote machine - it makes cut/paste quite a lot easier.]


SC> Thanks Greg,

SC> That's the link I was following. I got down to the line for testing 
SC> connectivity:

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

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

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

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

SC> Thanks all.

SC> steve
SC> 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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