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[SLE] [Fwd: Multiple workgroups (was Dear Ol' Samba)]
- From: nhasan@xxxxxxxxx (Nadeem Hasan)
- Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 11:18:58 -0400
- Message-id: <39E484E2.68BC994E@xxxxxxxxx>
David is the co-author of Oreilly book "Using Samba".
More to come...
David Collier-Brown wrote:
> Nadeem Hasan wrote:
> > This was posted on SuSE List.
> Could you forward this answer to that SuSE list? I'm
> sending it to you and samba@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Bruce wrote:
> > Does anyone know if it is possible to run multiple versions of the
> > smbd daemon (samba/smb) to support multiple Windoze WORKGROUPS from the
> > one machine?
> It's barely possible, by running two separate sambas.
> Another commentator tried it, and had the expected
> severe but non-fatal difficulties(;-))
> > The reason is that we have two workgroups - ADMIN and RIFRAF and I need to
> > be able to serve resources to both, ideally from the one machine.
> It's a lot easier to tell all your user that there
> is a new workgroup, possibly named after the whole company
> or division, and two servers named ADMIN and RIFRAF.
> Those servers would have all the shares that used to
> live on multiple servers in those workgroups.
> This is fully supported by Samba.
> [A note to the list: in most printing of Using Samba,
> I had smbd supporting multiple workgroups. This was an
> error, due to my klutzing the test! It's fixed in
> later versions, which aren't as misleading.]
> Migration to a single-server, single workgroup
> configuration is particularly easy: make the
> old server's share read-only, copy it to a r/o
> share on the new server, and then change that to r/w.
> You can do much of this during working hours, with
> adequate notice, except for people's home directories.
> And even them, if your users are kind (;-))
> David Collier-Brown, | Always do right. This will gratify some people
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