Re: [Samba] Q: Samba4 AD DC & small office file sharing
- Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 14:47:24 +0100
- From: Rowland Penny via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Samba] Q: Samba4 AD DC & small office file sharing
On Sat, 26 May 2018 09:21:01 -0400
Marco Shmerykowsky via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In lieu of virtualization, I wouldn't be opposed to some
> small, inexpensive appliance type device (sort of like
> the Netgate firewalls that run pfsense).
> I came across the MintBox Mini Pro
> Any experience or alternate suggestions?
Yes, just about any 64bit computer on the planet.
I know the wikipage says it isn't recommended to use a DC as
fileserver, but I have never understood why. Every DC is used as a
fileserver, what do you think 'sysvol' & 'netlogon' are ? Yes, they
are shares serving files aka 'fileserver', anybody want to argue this ?
If you read further down the page, you will find this:
Where it gives an example of a problem you might have, the only problem
is, if you only have windows clients, it probably is a benefit rather
than a problem and you can use this set up on Linux.
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