[Samba] minimum of 'server services' for NT style domain ?

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Oct 9 09:08:52 UTC 2019

On 09/10/2019 09:47, lejeczek via samba wrote:
> On 09/10/2019 09:35, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> On 09/10/2019 09:14, lejeczek via samba wrote:
>>> hi guys,
>>> what would be an absolute minimum on the list of sevices one should have
>>> for NT style domain? (userdb in separate LDAP, dns too is in bind9)
>>> And maybe even less need for stand-alone server?
>>> many thanks, L.
>> I take it by 'services' you mean the 'smbd' , 'nmbd' and 'winbindd'
>> binaries, if so, then you only need the 'smbd' & 'nmbd' binaries on both.
>> You do not need dns with an NT4-style domain, it uses netbios instead.
> I meant it as I wrote it 'server services' - as a param in smb.conf

You didn't write 'server services', you said:

list of sevices one should have for NT style domain?

If it is an NT4-style domain, then the answer to your new question is 
none, you shouldn't have the parameter 'server services' in a PDC smb.conf.

>> Can I stress how important it is that anyone who is still using an
>> NT4-style domain upgrades to AD. From Samba 4.11.0, they will no
>> longer work by default, though you can reconfigure smb.conf to keep
>> them working.
>> Rowland
> Do not stress it, don't bother, save yourself time & energy. I assume
> everybodyyy! knows it only some of us can't do so.
I repeat, upgrade, even if you think you cannot do so, one of these 
days, it might not work any more.


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