Server Questions

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at
Wed May 7 06:31:24 UTC 2008

Patton Echols wrote:
> The real question is: what other benefits are there to having a domain 
> controller?  Yes, I can authenticate users, but this is a very small 
> network and security is really not that much of a problem.  So anything 
> else?

If authentication's not a big deal, then I assume everyone has access to
every Windows XP box as well.  If that's the case, then all a domain
really is, is a workgroup with centralized authentication.  You could
certainly stay a workgroup, and for your small network, that'll probably
work out just fine.  Just make Samba a file server in the workgroup.


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