[Samba] Samba in the Cloud

Andrew Bartlett 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

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