[Samba] Q: Samba4 AD DC & small office file sharing
yvan at masson-informatique.fr
Mon May 28 12:08:34 UTC 2018
Le 26/05/2018 à 15:47, Rowland Penny via samba a écrit :
> On Sat, 26 May 2018 09:21:01 -0400
> Marco Shmerykowsky via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> 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?
> Yes, just about any 64bit computer on the planet.
> I know the wikipage says it isn't recommended to use a DC as
> fileserver, but I have never understood why. Every DC is used as a
> fileserver, what do you think 'sysvol' & 'netlogon' are ? Yes, they
> are shares serving files aka 'fileserver', anybody want to argue this ?
> If you read further down the page, you will find this:
> Where it gives an example of a problem you might have, the only problem
> is, if you only have windows clients, it probably is a benefit rather
> than a problem and you can use this set up on Linux.
From what I have read on this mailing list, using the DC as a file
server would use CPU a lot for signing and slow down transfers, see
I would still appreciate any thoughts on this :)
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