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Re: [Samba] Q: Samba4 AD DC & small office file sharing




On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 02:47:24PM +0100, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> 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
> > (http://www.fit-pc.com/web/products/mintbox/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 ?

No, it's certainly being a fileserver there. The key here
is 'recommended' :-). Doing a DC + fileserver on a box just
uses more resources that could be more productively :-) :-)
used in just serving files (Jeremy, who loves the file serving
part of Samba, the DC part less so :-) :-).

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