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    SuseTen NNTP User

    Default FileServer OpenSuse

    Hi all,

    Has anyone checked OpenSuse possibilities (10 or 11) to do the role of Fileserver?
    The situation is, in a windows2003 LAN, all the workstations and notebooks are running WindowsXP o Windows Vista...Is possible to configure OpenSuse 11 to do the fileserver role to serve office files (word, excel...).
    How can i configure Samba, Winbind and Kerberos to do this?

    Is there some documentation to do this or has anyone checked fileserver linux in a Windows LAN?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: FileServer OpenSuse

    On Thu, 2009-10-08 at 11:16 +0000, SuseTen wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > Has anyone checked OpenSuse possibilities (10 or 11) to do the role of
    > Fileserver?
    > The situation is, in a windows2003 LAN, all the workstations and
    > notebooks are running WindowsXP o Windows Vista...Is possible to
    > configure OpenSuse 11 to do the fileserver role to serve office files
    > (word, excel...).
    > How can i configure Samba, Winbind and Kerberos to do this?
    >
    > Is there some documentation to do this or has anyone checked fileserver
    > linux in a Windows LAN?


    Ours does both. Serves the Windows users as well as our Linux/Unix
    users. SMB via samba joined to the AD domain.... and NFS for our
    Linux/Unix users.

    There are some limitations. More so if you do the "everything" setup
    we did. There is no one-for-one mapping of POSIX draft ACLs to
    NTFS permissions. With that said, it doesn't do a bad job, but there
    are certain permission combinations and setups that will not work
    if your file share is from Samba. And in the "everything" setup,
    it's wise to just POSIX ACLs all together, which dumbs the server
    down to an old style Windows share... but it still works for simple
    owner permissions (you have to do this because POSIX draft ACLs are
    pretty much only in Linux). Others things in the "everything" setup
    to watch out for are locks. If you're NFS and Samba are hitting the
    same filesystem off of the same box, you can have some locking.
    However, if the Samba is reexporting NFS, you'll have to lose locking
    as well (that's not as big of a deal as it might seem).

    The large books at the Samba site will help. You'll still have to
    play a bit.

    You just need Samba and winbind.

    I can try to help a bit, but those books should be enough to get you
    started. Our setup is a bit advanced and not in any document, but
    works extremely well.



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    SuseTen NNTP User

    Thumbs up Re: FileServer OpenSuse

    Tanks for your information cjcox.

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