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Samba PDC Multiple workgroups/doamins

By adriano22 ·
It is possible to configure multiple workgroups/domains on a single Samba machine?

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by adriano22 In reply to Samba PDC Multiple workgr ...

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by rrbgruven In reply to Samba PDC Multiple workgr ...

Depends on what you mean by "multiple workgroups/domains on a single Samba machine"?

SAMBA is just a service that allows communication with SMB on win-clients. As with any server, more services require more resources. Technology prices have gotten to a point were distrobution of services is cheap in long-run. Not to mention any security issues that SAMBA has/will have.

More to the point. YOu can serve/host multiple subnets/domains & SAMBA on a Linux Box !

If you have a SAMBA box, were the kernel and services are limited to SAMBA, then most likely you cannot.

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by averynisbet In reply to Samba PDC Multiple workgr ...

There are two forks of the samba code.
samba hosted at and samba-tng hosted at

i have not looked at the new features lately but last time I looked at samba-TNG you could tie in open ldap and it would serve as an active directory controller there for supporting multiple domains seemed pretty easy to setup to

last time i setup TNG we just needed a std. NT 4.0 domain controller and file server. so i didn't do the ldap stuff. it was pretty cool you could use the user manager on an nt 4 work station box to controll the PDC running on linux and we made it tie all the unix and NT password together so that all user could all so ssh into the linux box. I think we hosted about 25 users on a 350Mhz box with 128megs ram and a 20gig harddrive romeing profiles and everything

Just read up on the sites and find out which one best suits your needs.


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