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Old 03-08-2005, 11:00 PM   #1
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Question Replace Windows based server w/ Samba?


Can a Linux machine that runs Samba be used as a replacement for a Windows based server?
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:04 PM   #2
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Hi,

if you want the Linux Server to act as a domain controller, you will need to configure it with NIS. For centralized File Storage, you will need to use NFS. This works if you have linux based machines as clients.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:07 PM   #3
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Okay sooooo....Samba can not be used to replace a Windows based server? Isn't Samba only software that helps Windows get along with Linux? So if you have Window's based clients you could not have a Linux maching running Samba...you would want a Windows based server?

Sorry just need more clarification. I'm just a newbie =)
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:13 PM   #4
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Samba works fine as a domain controller and file server. No windows servers on my network.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:16 PM   #5
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You mean you have Window's clients using a Samba server?
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:22 PM   #6
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I am not so sure if you can have Samba to replace a Windows based DC if you have windows based clients. As far as I know Samba solely allows Windows based comps to access a linux share and vice versa. If u can replace a windows dc with a samba server, kindly do let me know of the steps to do so. would be of great help to me.

yes u can replace a windows member server with a samba server. i am not challenging that part.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:24 PM   #7
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Yes, samba is my pdc, sad to say it but there are still some programs which just aren't ported to linux yet. Therefore, I still use windows clients.

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Old 03-08-2005, 11:29 PM   #8
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hi homey,

please do put down the steps for having samba as a DC for a windows domain.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:45 PM   #9
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I already did a couple of times. Also, using the search feature, I saw an excellent samba howto by O'Reilly .
 
  


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