[Samba] Samba in the Cloud
abartlet at samba.org
Fri Mar 26 16:09:44 UTC 2021
On Fri, 2021-03-26 at 10:02 -0600, Stephen Atkins via samba wrote:
> Since the whole pandemic thing has happened, I've been getting non stop
> calls from cloud providers to help migrate my users to home. I came up
> with my own solution that works but probably could be better. I'm using
> a Samba file server that is a domain member, then use nextcloud so users
> can use Webdav and other resources in Nextcloud from home. It seems to
> work but isn't fast as I only have a 20Mbs internet at the office (yes
> that's the fastest we can get).
> I've been wondering about getting a virtual machine in the cloud and
> using it as a AD DC connected to our internal domain and using them to
> host our files.
> While I'm sure I can make it work, is this the worst idea you've ever
> heard of? I'm a little worried about security.
Putting it all behind a VPN is the only thing I would mention,
otherwise a Samba AD DC in the cloud is a quite reasonable thing.
Andrew Bartlett (he/him) https://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Team Member (since 2001) https://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT https://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba
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