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Old 04-02-2006, 03:23 PM   #1
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Samba, multiple server instances

I want to have an extra instance of Samba running on a server. This is for XP home users as they can't authenticate against the domain (and setting up a full Debian install in Xen just for a few users is more than I ideally want to do..).

After googling around I found this at :

The link shows the solution, only thing is this :
"this document is RHEL centric for the interfaces and file locations".

What I hope someone can help out with is giving me the right Debian file locations equivalent to RHEL.

This is the RHEL stuff I would like translated into Debian :

the startup script in the beforementioned link

Looking forward to any help on this..
Old 04-03-2006, 09:47 AM   #2
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Just because samba is configure to allow domain logons, it doesn't mean that a client has to be a member of the domain and logon to use the shares, if your Windows XP Home machine has the same user and password as a valid account on the server you should be able to connect to the shares 'normally'.

PS, I don't think you'd be able to run two instances anyhow because they'd both want to bind to the network interface.

My server has two nics connected to different networks and I have two instances of samba, the only way it works is if one instance is only allowed to bind to one interface the second instance to the second interface

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Old 04-03-2006, 10:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying, didn't know that XP could connect as workgroup to a domain!

As for two instances, that is not a problem, the link is to Samba's official way of doing it. You don
t need more NICs either, I've set up interface aliases in Debian before (webserver) and you can have loads of "virtual" network interfaces if you like


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