Patrick Goetz pgoetz at math.utexas.edu
Tue Dec 14 01:24:51 UTC 2021

On 12/13/21 16:02, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On Mon, 2021-12-13 at 15:48 -0600, Patrick Goetz via samba wrote:
>> If you only have one windows machine, you definitely want standalone.
> Why ?
> Are you suggesting that having and maintaining multiple standalone
> servers is a good idea ?

Not necessarily, but I'm assuming the user already has a system for 
managing users, and just needs to share files.

In the modern era of configuration management systems, directories are 
far from a necessity.  /etc/passwd and /etc/group are by far the easiest 
and most deterministic way to manage users and groups, and if you have 
all your systems under Ansible or Saltstack, or something, you can just 
update these plus the shadow files in one location and and then push 
them out to all your client hosts.  Certainly no more fuss than using a 

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