[Samba] Q: Samba4 AD DC & small office file sharing

Marco Shmerykowsky marco at sce-engineers.com
Sat May 26 13:21:01 UTC 2018

In lieu of virtualization, I wouldn't be opposed to some
small, inexpensive appliance type device (sort of like
the Netgate firewalls that run pfsense).

I came across the MintBox Mini Pro

Any experience or alternate suggestions?

On Fri, May 25, 2018 2:27 pm, Robert Marcano via samba wrote:
> On 05/25/2018 12:54 PM, Marco Shmerykowsky PE via samba wrote:
>> For my current small office configuration, the machine serving
>> as a NT4 Style PDC is also the main file server.  Works fine.
>> In reading up on creating an updated configuration, I see The Samba
>> Wiki states the following:
>> "The Samba AD DC is able to provide file shares, just like all other
>> installation modes. However, the Samba team does not recommend using a
>> DC as a file server"
>> Does this mean that another machine should be added to serve solely
>> as the DC or am I misreading it.  If it's yet another machine, is
>> this truly required for a small setup?
> For very small offices, I am installing a docker container running the
> Samba AD server and on the host I run a Samba server joined to that AD
> domain. The trick is to add two network interfaces (virtual is ok) to
> the server, run Docker (or equivalent, runc, rkit..etc.) where the
> containers runs tied to one host interface and the other is for the host
> Samba (the domain joined server)
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