[Samba] Sernet Packages - description

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 28 03:12:35 MST 2015

On 28/01/15 10:02, Sébastien Le Ray wrote:
> Hi,
> Le 28/01/2015 10:28, Rowland Penny a écrit :
>> On 28/01/15 02:37, Rich Webb wrote:
>>>   Also I'm hoping that the performance on this server will be faster 
>>> than that of the domain controller.  Currently this domain 
>>> controller is serving files but I want to move that function to a 
>>> dedicated box.
> For months, there has been no explanation about the reason, just 
> /don't do this/. And queries for a rationale behind this were rarely 
> answered. Now there is only this sentence :
> We/*_do not recommend_*using the Domain Controller as a file Server. 
> This is due to issues with the winbind internal to the Domain 
> Controller. The recommendation is to run separate file orMember 
> Servers 
> <https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_a_Samba_AD_Member_Server>./
> OK, so in fact the only reason is the poor internal winbind 
> implementation, so this sentence won't be true after 4.2 release…

Probably not, but 4.2 hasn't been released yet (though it appears to be 
imminent), so, until it is released, the recommendation stands.

> In medium sized organizations with sparse small agencies around the 
> country/world, having two boxes (either physical or through chroot) is 
> not always an option so having the DC and the agency's fileserver 
> merged makes sense.

As long as you are prepared to put up with any problems that this setup 
may cause. For an example of possible problems see here:



> Regards<

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