Learn Linux, 302 (Mixed environments): Domain control

Posted by tracyanne on Aug 17, 2011 11:53 PM EDT
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In SMB/CIFS parlance, a domain is similar to a workgroup: It's a collection of related computers, typically existing on a single local network. A domain, however, features a special computer known as a domain controller that manages logons for all the servers in the domain. It also provides a few additional services. Samba can function as a domain controller, but you need to set several Samba options for it to do so.

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