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

Peter Milesson miles at atmos.eu
Tue Jan 17 14:37:12 UTC 2023

On 17.01.2023 15:21, Thorsten Marquardt via samba wrote:
> 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.
> Thorsten
Hi Thorsten,

I would never confuse myself ;-)

It's a small, closed domain, and there are no valid arguments for 
connectivity with the world (close, or far).

Best regards,


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