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[Fwd: Shifting from NT4 Server to Linux&Samba ...?]
I just found this amussing and thought I'd pass it along.
- Subject: Shifting from NT4 Server to Linux&Samba ...?
- From: "Cyrill D. Schneider" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 18:38:40 +0100
- Newsgroups: comp.protocols.smb
- Organization: Unisource Business Networks
- Xref: news.blarg.net comp.protocols.smb:621
one of my NT 4.0 servers is (once again) about to die ... However, as I
am slowly getting tired of reinstalling M$ crap all the time, I consider
replacing it by a linux box & samba. But there are a couple of things I
would be glad to know from some more experienced samba users before
(Info: All clients run Doze '95 )
Q1: Can I share a CD-ROM drive attached to the server?
Q2: Can I emulate NT's login scripts with samba?
Q3: How will the users be able to change their passwords?
Q4: Will I have to modify all client or can I transparently replace the
current server (i.e. turn off the NT server and put the linux box on the
net without having to reconfig all clients' network settings; assuming I
correctly prepared the linux machine :-)?
Q5: Is there a good backup prg for linux that works with SCSI-DATs (I
know tar. A user-friendly front-end for it would do.)?
Q6: What combinations of kernel & samba release are known to run stable?
Q7: Anything else I forgot?
All answers (partial or complete) welcome!
(Please keep your answers simple; I'd just like to know whether these
things can be done or not - I'll RTFM to find out _how_ to do them.)
Oh yes, yet another question (maybe a bit OFF TOPIC):
Q95: I've Thunderbyte AntiVirus running on one of the Doze '95 machines
- with all heuristic features turned on (scan for 'suspicious file
access', 'malicious code', 'unusual stack', 'invalid opcodes' etc.).
Yesterday I installed Billy's IE4 there. Why did the scanner not show
any warnings? ;-]