[Samba] 32bit DC for 64bit machines?

Michael Howard mike at dewberryfields.co.uk
Thu Oct 22 19:58:07 UTC 2020

On 22/10/2020 20:33, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> 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 ?
> Rowland
I have a DreamPlug running Devuan (32bit) which acts as an AD DC, and a 
DNS server and a DHCP server, without problem so your laptop should 
easily cope.

Michael Howard

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