[Samba] Default route mandatory on a Samba member server?
Kees van Vloten
keesvanvloten at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 13:13:53 UTC 2023
Op 17-01-2023 om 14:02 schreef Rowland Penny via samba:
> On 17/01/2023 12:49, Peter Milesson via samba wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Is a default route and gateway mandatory on a Samba member server?
> I would have thought they were mandatory on any computer, never mind
No, they are not required on any computer.
It is just to give you access to other networks than your own. And in
nearly al situations that is what you want.
You probably need internet access (i.e. default route/gw) to install
samba (or do you have an apt-proxy in the local network?)...?
>> The AD DCs, the workstations and the Samba member server are on the
>> same network segment. As the member server only serves files to the
>> local network, I assume that neither gateway, nor default route are
>> necessary. For updates, gateway and default route could be defined.
> I am struggling to understand why you wouldn't set them (or want to),
> how is the computer supposed to connect to anything ?
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