Samba Configuration Options for small 2-3 person office?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sun Sep 19 06:11:37 PDT 2004

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 02:28:22AM -0500, W. D. wrote:
> After 'make install', this appears:
> lqqqqqqqq samba configuration options qqqqqqqqqk
> x                                              x
> x Please select desired options:               x
> x lqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqk x
> x x [ ] syslog   With syslog support         x x
> x x [ ] ssl      With ssl support            x x
> x x [ ] ldap     With LDAP2 support          x x
> x x [ ] nocups   Without CUPS                x x
> x x [ ] acl      With ACL support            x x
> x x [ ] utmp     With UTMP support           x x
> x x [ ] msdfs    With MSDFS support          x x
> x x [ ] quota    With Quota support          x x
> x x [ ] recycle  With Recycle Bin            x x
> x x [ ] audit    With Audit                  x x
> x x [ ] winbind  With Winbind                x x
> x x [ ] wbauth   With Winbind Auth Challenge x x
> x mqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqj x
> tqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqu
> x            [  OK  ]       Cancel             x
> mqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqj
> Which should be checked?

The answer to that depends very much on your environment and what you
are trying to do with Samba.

However, the rules of thumb are:  

    * If you don't know what an option does leave it on the default setting.

    * Don't turn on anything unless you actually need that functionality.

All of those options switch on or off corresponding optional parts of
the Samba suite -- refer to the documentation supplied with the Samba
sources and on the website to find out what they
all do and to if you need them.  Be prepared to iterate through
re-building the port a few times until you get the settings right --
use the command 'make configure' to change the settings, as you won't
automatically get that pop-up again once you've been through it once.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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Tel: +44 1628 476614                                  Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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