[Samba] Some questions

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Sun Aug 23 16:10:38 UTC 2015

After years of delays and side trips, I really am going to dive in and 
build my own Samba server.  And I have a few questions.

All of my servers will be ARM.  The main hardware will be Cubieboards (2 
and truck).  They will be running Centos-7 once the development is 
finished.  For now I am using Fedora 22 arm.  My backup file server will 
be a pogoplug (armv5) with Redsleeve 7.1.

My current environment is ClearOS with a handful of XP systems with 
roaming profiles.  Of course this is an Intel server.

So on to some questions...

I am reading an old how to I pulled a year?  ago:

WIP_Beginner HowTo - SOHO business server - SambaWiki.html

And it says IPv6 not supported.  Well time has flown, and I really want 
IPv6 support.  Can I ignore the turning off of IPv6 as instructed?  Oh, 
samba versions in the repos are:

Fedora 22 arm:                     4.2.2-1
Redsleeve 7.1:                      4.1.12-23
Centos 7.1 arm pre-alpha:    4.1.12-21

So since I don't want to run a Fedora samba server for production, I 
should stay with 4.1 functionality.

With the cost of Cubieboards, I will have one for the domain controller 
and at least one for files (plus the pogoplug for backup server).

So on with the meat of things.

I can use tools on the Fedora 22 build to do an initial build and then 
copy them to the Centos/Redsleeve builds (which will not have a GUI 
desktop).  With Fedora I am using Xfce (this IS arm afterall).

Is there a more recent set of instructions with such things as IPv6 support?

Should I go with the rpm distributions or sernet?  Will sernet build on 
armv7 and armv5?

My domain is htt-consult.com, and it is really no problem to create a 
subdomain of home.htt-consult.com.  But I would really like to run my 
domain as home.htt as I do with ClearOS right now and I did some time 
back with Amahi.  Other than setting up the TLD of .htt (which I have 
done), is there anything of note?

What is the opinion on BIND/DHCPD vs DNSMASQ?  I have lots of experience 
with BIND and can get around DHCPD.  For DNSMASQ, I would have to copy 
something else (like the conf from my current server).

Initially there will only be XP systems with roaming profiles.  I will 
be adding Windows7, which I really do not have any experience with to 
know if anything list roaming profiles exist by that or any other name.

Thank you for your time.

More information about the samba mailing list