[Samba] Default route mandatory on a Samba member server?

Thorsten Marquardt Marquardt at koehler-bracht.de
Tue Jan 17 14:21:59 UTC 2023

Am 17.01.23 um 14:54 schrieb Kees van Vloten via samba:
> Op 17-01-2023 om 13:49 schreef Peter Milesson via samba:
>> Hi folks,
>> Is a default route and gateway mandatory on a Samba member server?
>> 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.
>> Best regards,
>> Peter
> To answer your original question: if all machines (workstations, AD-DCs,
> member-server) are in the same network and DNS is functioning through
> the AD-DCs, then it should not require any external connectivity.
> - Kees.

But even this is true from the technical view, I would see missing 
default routes as a permanent source for confusing your or your colleagues.


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