[Samba] Samba related question??

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at gmail.com
Sat Aug 17 17:43:23 UTC 2019

On Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 12:35 PM Robert Wooden via samba
<samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> Somewhat Samba related, I ask this question (that might be over the line
> and into Windows territory) but, here I go . . .
> Of those user on this mailing list that manage Samba installs for various
> clients/customers, what are your most used GPO policies you have put into
> place for AD management?

I've not been running GPO for quite a long time. But the gold standard
for nework security is NIST, which has many subtleties any good AD or
Samba admin should be aware of.

* https://pages.nist.gov/800-63-3/sp800-63b.html

There are fascinating little details there about password requirements.

> I ask because, when you venture over into Windows world and start reading
> posted articles about their "best practices" for active directory
> deployments "these" are the minimum GPO's you should utilize. In these
> articles, most of the GPO's listed regard security, etc, etc. Users cannot
> do this or that, etc.
> In a different post (to this list) recently, Louis posted this:
> Do the same for the following services:
> - Function Discovery Resource Publication (FDResPub)
> - Network Connections (NetMan)
> - UPnP Device Host (UPnPHost)
> - Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRPSvc)
> - Peer Networking Grouping (P2PSvc)
> - Peer Networking Identity Manager (P2PIMSvc)
> Repeat the same procedure for all PCs on the network.
> Or* even better, configure a GPO for it*.
> It was that last line that got me thinking about this.
> These were good suggestions for workstation services settings that help
> Samba and workstations (W10?) work better *together*.
> Could we (this list) generate a list of suggested GPO's that each of us can
> decide to enable or disable as we think needed?
> I thinking the most basic GPO's but, any suggestion would be welcome?
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> Thank you.
> Bob Wooden
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