Section 1.9. What Can Samba Do?


1.9. What Can Samba Do?

We'll wrap up by showing how Samba can currently help out and how it is limited. Table 1-7 summarizes the roles that Samba can and cannot play in a Windows NT or Active Directory domain or a Windows workgroup. The Windows domain protocols are proprietary and have not been documented by Microsoft, and therefore must be analyzed by developers before Samba can support them.

Table 1-7. Samba roles (as of version 3.0.22)

Role

Can perform?

File server

Yes

Printer server

Yes

Microsoft DFS server

Yes

Windows NT 4 domain controller

Yes

Interact with Windows DCs in the same domain

No

Active Directory DC

No

Windows 95/98/Me authentication

Yes

Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 authentication

Yes

Local master browser

Yes

Domain master browser

Yes

Primary WINS server

Yes

Secondary WINS server

No





Using Samba
Using Samba: A File and Print Server for Linux, Unix & Mac OS X, 3rd Edition
ISBN: 0596007698
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
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