[Samba] 32bit DC for 64bit machines?

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Oct 22 19:33:50 UTC 2020

On 22/10/2020 19:42, Dan Egli via samba wrote:
> Question,
>      Since a samba DC's main purpose is simply user authentication, is
> there any kind of problem with having a 32bit DC managing things for a
> 64bit domain? I need to share files and printers on the domain I'm
> setting up, and I've read all the warnings about having a separate DC
> vs. file/print server. I know that people say you can use a virtual
> machine as a separate server and that's an option, but I also have an
> ancient 32bit laptop sitting unused in my storage room. I was wondering
> if it would work to just build a simple 32bit samba on there and use it
> as the DC.
> Any tips are appreciated.
Probably, you can use an rpi running Raspbian (which is a 32bit OS) as a 
DC, but I wouldn't want to use it for a large domain. Try it, what have 
you got to lose, apart from your time ?


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