Samba3 domain controller howto?

Tim Judd tajudd at
Sun Jun 7 19:18:33 UTC 2009

On 6/7/09, Mark Busby <redtick at> wrote:
> --- On Sun, 6/7/09, Dave <dave.mehler at> wrote:
>> From: Dave <dave.mehler at>
>> Subject: Samba3 domain controller howto?
>> To: freebsd-questions at
>> Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009, 6:28 AM
>> Hello,
>>     I've found a lot of this for LInux, but
>> am looking for something
>> FreeBSD specific. I'm wanting to set up a FreeBSD 7.2
>> machine, samba3,
>> dynamic dhcp and dns, to act as a domain controller. Has
>> anyone done this
>> and do you have some notes or a howto?
>> Thanks.
>> Dave.
> The samba howto's on the samba website cover this very well, the only step I
> can think of that is a bit diff on freebsd, is adding the $ to the machine
> account but it's stated on the website.
> Dhcp is covered in the handbook on the freebsd website.

dns/dnsmasq for DHCP and DNS (will provide dynamic DNS)
samba for windows networking shares.  Samba is still only a NT4-type
DC, no Active Directory type of function (Group Policies, user at domain
logins, kerberos, ldap, etc)

Samba's own password db is quite advanced, but samba itself is still a
NT4-type of function.

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