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SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger"

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This is a detailed description about the steps to set up a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.10 - Breezy Badger) to act as file- and print server for Windows (tm) workstations in small workgroups. This howto uses the tdb backend for SAMBA to store passwords and account information. This is suitable for workgroups for up to 250 users and is easier to setup than an LDAP backend. A second howto covering the installation of LDAP + SAMBA will be published on HowtoForge soon.

Installed Software:

*Samba as Domaincontroller
*Foomatic printer drivers

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Yet another Samba Howto article.

Why do articles like this waste time (and bandwidth with screen shots from the install process) going over the same old same old install procedure - can't they just links to one of the 9 million "installing Ubuntu" articles already in existence?

Then they say this is a good solution for up to 250 users - ok sounds good until you read their instructions:

"Add all computers of your workgroup in the /etc/hosts file on the server."

Yeah, that's fun and easy to maintain for 250 users - why not just make the Samba Server the WINS server as well?

Makes me wonder if the author has even tried this solution with more then his own server and a single workstation.

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