Domain Controller

Charles Yao yaocharlesc at
Wed Jun 22 01:42:48 UTC 2005

In this case, im using FC3, is there a way for me to make it a domain
controller and not just samba?

On 6/22/05, Eric Dunbar <eric.dunbar at> wrote:
> On 6/21/05, Senectus . <senectus at> wrote:
> > On 6/21/05, Chanchao <custom at> wrote:
> > > It shouldn't be THAT much harder to share folders in Ubuntu compared
> > > with Apple/Windows OS's, should it?   Samba does a great job of making
> > > something that's basic to the end user seems hopelessly complicated.
> > > (I know it IS hopelessly complicated but the end user should be
> > > shielded from that)
> >
> > I've been thinking about this.. I reckon it's something that should be
> > looked at much further down the track..
> > At the moment Ubuntu is focused on being a desktop OS more than a
> > Server OS.. For the time being (at least until past "Breezy") I reckon
> > we should stick with that!
> I think Apple's OS X shows that these "basic" servers are an integral
> part of a Unix desktop.
> Your basic user install of OS X has in-built support for serving up a
> user's home directory through AppleTalk (Apple's own networking
> protocol), SAMBA (or is it nfs?) and ftp, and for serving up (through
> Apache 1.3.x) the /Users/username/Sites directory as
> www.myURL.tld/~username or myIP/~username.
> The control offered by OS X doesn't suit my needs anymore but for most
> people, basic SAMBA, ftp and httpd with a simple on-off switch
> (default is OFF) that is integrated with a firewall that turns on when
> services are activated should suffice (excuse the run-on sentence ;-).
> To date I've been disappointed with Linux's server control apps, but,
> I don't have to deal with them since my needs aren't satisfied by
> on-off anyway.
> Eric.
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