[Samba] sernet documentation

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Aug 26 20:46:27 UTC 2015

On 08/26/2015 04:28 PM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> 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.

I will ask a separate question on classicupgrade.  From this it sounds 
like I need to put bind on this system.  C7 has 9.9.4

I have not used the DLZ function, or at least not knowingly :)  What is 
one more thing to pick up!

>> 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.

ClearOS PDC (samba 3.6.23) on an Intel platform to Sernet Samba 4.3 on 

> 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 :-)     )
One in the same.  One of my claims to notoriety.  You can blame me for 
nats and the delays in moving to IPv6.

As some people know, I dabble here and dabble there...

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