[Samba] Some questions
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.
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