[Samba] Totally missing the mark here

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Fri May 23 14:45:52 MDT 2014

On 23/05/14 21:01, Steve Campbell wrote:
> Thanks Greg,
> That's the link I was following. I got down to the line for testing 
> connectivity:
> /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).

Without knowing what the error message said, nobody is going to be able 
to help you ;-)

> 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.

The standard smb.conf on a Samba 4 AD DC is pretty short, please do not 
just add anything to it without fully understanding what is going to 
happen if you do.

If in doubt, please ask any questions.


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