[Samba] sernet documentation

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 20:28:55 UTC 2015

On 26/08/15 21:07, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> On 08/26/2015 03:50 PM, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> On 26/08/15 20:39, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>> On 08/26/2015 03:26 PM, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>> On 26/08/15 20:14, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>>> One of the Centos 7 arm developers built the sernet 4.2 for me to 
>>>>> start testing.
>>>>> http://repo.shivaserv.fr/centos/7/shivaserv-sernet.repo
>>>>> and
>>>>> http://repo.shivaserv.fr/centos/7/sernet/armv7hl/
>>>>> Since these were built on qemu, not requiring specific armv7 
>>>>> hardware, Perhaps at some point they can be adopted by Sernet. But 
>>>>> for now, how to test....
>>>>> I don't see any specific Sernet documentation.  Like what is here 
>>>>> and how to set it up, perhaps different, from generic Samba 4.
>>>>> I searched the sernet web site and this list and came up empty, 
>>>>> but my search foo is weak.
>>>>> thanks
>>>> If Sernet just built samba for ARM, I do not think that it should 
>>>> be any different to set up, so just follow the relevant 
>>>> documentation on the samba wiki:
>>>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Main_Page
>>> I was thinking that PERHAPS te sernet build could have specific 
>>> configs for BIND and DHCP at the least.  Unless Samba has already 
>>> included these.  For things like DYNDNS.
>> Could you be a bit more specific, you can use Bind with samba4 but it 
>> is up to the sysadmin to set this up, though there is a page on the 
>> samba wiki. DHCP, again the sysadmin will have to set this, but there 
>> is not much on the wiki about this, but if all else fails, I can help 
>> with this. Finally, I don't see where DYNDNS comes in here.
> Plowing through the wiki...
> I see where if I use the internal DNS provided, I will have to set up 
> a forwarder.  No problem, I have done that a lot.  But I plan on using 
> a private tld, htt. and the zone home.htt.  I want these zones known 
> to other systems on my network, so I want to slave them to my main DNS 
> internal servers (I actually have a production and 2 distinct test DNS 
> servers).  Perhaps I will find in the wiki how to do this, or find my 
> old notes.
> Are workstations assigned DNS entries when they get their DHCP lease?  
> So that 'den' becomes den.home.htt and diningroom becomes 
> diningroom.home.htt?  That is what I would think DYNDNS would be 
> doing.  Of course the file servers, nevia and vega would be 
> nevia.home.htt and vega.home.htt?  But since these are statically 
> assigned, again, I am assuming there are ways to get them into the 
> internal DNS.

Unless things have changed, DHCP doesn't work with the samba internal 
DNS server, it does however work with the Bind9 DNS server, I have been 
using it since Dec 2012 on my home network with the 
domain name of home.lan. To get the domain name applied to the clients, 
you just have to set them to ask for it and the DHCP to send it. As for 
the static clients, you can use samba-tool to add these.

> Finally I am testing on one RFC1918 subnet (check out the authors of 
> 1918) and then will move all the servers to another one.  what will I 
> need to do for this migration?

What do you need to migrate ? if you set the first DC in a domain and 
then add another DC, all the AD database will be replicated to it.


PS: you wouldn't be the B. Moskowitz from RFC would you ? (if you are, 
sorry but until this post, I had never heard of you :-)     )

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