[Samba] starting stoping samba 4.11

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Sep 22 09:33:19 UTC 2020

On 22/09/2020 10:19, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
> Hai, I had a quick look.
> Yes, that looks way better. That will help a lot of people :-) Thanks for updating it.
> But still incomplete ;-) (sorry)  I would do it myself, but i must replace a mail server here. (prio sky high.. )
> And im not finished yet..  I suggest, in this part.
> Managing the Samba AD DC Service
> The following assumes that the Samba Active Directory (AD) domain controller (DC) service is managed by the samba-ad-dc service file.
> If you have not created the service file manually, see your operating system's documentation for the name of the Samba AD DC service.
> Maybe a link the a member setup and its services files.
> Ow, wait, .. Thats one is missing that part also. :-/
> Its now shows only samba-ad-dc
> We also need to add  smbd, winbind, nmbd and how these should start
> I had a quick look here :
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_Samba_as_a_Domain_Member#Installing_Samba
> Says:
> Samba does not provide System V init scripts, systemd, upstart, or service files for other init services.
> If you installed Samba using packages, use the script or service configuration file provided by the package to start Samba.
> If you built Samba, see your distribution's documentation for how to create a script or configuration to start services.
> But we do have now.
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Managing_the_Samba_AD_DC_Service_Using_an_Init_Script
> Maybe add also a link for a standalone/member with some nice examples.
> Something like
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Managing_the_Samba_Start_Stop_scripts
> Idea?
> And same for that one, i do believe we had something like that in the wiki somewhere also for the members/standalone setups.

I just linked in existing pages (without changes), so they probably do 
need updating. I also seem to remember an init script for a Unix domain 
member, which could be used for a standalone server, but I cannot find it.


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