Re: [Samba] Q: Samba4 AD DC & small office file sharing
- Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 17:54:49 +0100
- From: Rowland Penny via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Samba] Q: Samba4 AD DC & small office file sharing
On Tue, 29 May 2018 09:18:49 -0700
Jeremy Allison <jra@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 02:47:24PM +0100, Rowland Penny via samba
> > 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 :-) :-).
I am not saying that using a DC as a fileserver in a very large
organization is a good idea, but in a small office, it is more than
capable. Lets not forget where all the authentication is carried out,
it is on the DC, so if you only have a few computers and users, then it
is possible to use the DC as a fileserver. If everything starts slowing
down, then it would be time to add a separate fileserver.
Stop me if I am wrong, but didn't a certain company produce something
called an SBS ??
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