[Samba] samba 4 AD and master browser
stievenard.david at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 02:20:02 UTC 2016
I agree with Rowland, not relying on network neighborhood seems to be
not so new (at least for me).
In a company (7000+ users) I worked for in the past (in 2000), they were
using NT domains and then AD :
- users didn't choose which share they could connect to, it was
automatically mapped for them
- and as a network administrator dns resolution was the standard and
netbios was not welcomed
You might have to consider a scenario in your project where you change
to ways your users access to shares.
Be strong !! :)
On 06/21/2016 12:38 AM, Rowland penny wrote:
> On 20/06/16 17:14, Trenta sis wrote:
>> I'm migrating samba 3 nt domain (openldap + samba) to samba 4 AD, and we
>> detected taht one of features, master browser is not working in samba
>> 4 AD.
>> I have searched some info and I have found:
>> Why is Network Neighbourhood empty or does not show all machines in an
>> Samba AD environment?
>> The master browser code in smbd does not collect names because the
>> server in the AD DC does not have the browsing code in it. We would
>> like to
>> add that, but it just is a matter of a developer finding it to be a
>> personal (or employer) priority. (Sadly on the AD DC, there isn't spare
>> developer time just floating around).
>> It seem that is not available in samba 4? I need this feature how can I
>> recover this feature in samba 4 if we are evaluating to migrate from
>> 3 nt domain?
> Why do you *need* this feature ? Microsoft is moving away from network
> browsing. Active Directory uses DNS instead of TCP/IP, so you should
> get used to navigating to shares via DNS name.
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