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rikilshah
February 26th, 2010, 08:42 AM
Hi there.I am having 10 machines,would be running ubuntu 9.10.Now I want to make LAN with server authenticating users with giving some hard disk space on server.
I am confused between whether to install ubuntu server edition or to use samba for the same.Network would be strictly restricted to only 10 machines so I am leaning towards Samba,but I don't know if it is completely possible to make such network using Samba.It would be great if someone can guide me through the process.

yrnajraven
February 26th, 2010, 08:47 AM
hello there mate . .we have same situation right here, .im planning to setup 5 ubuntu units 2 months from now, but im totally new to linux or ubuntu, but im loving what im learning along the way,..
Thus i decided to stay here in ur post, while awaiting for knowledgeable ones to reply here ..

pbpersson
February 26th, 2010, 08:59 AM
I have never done this, but Google the following phrase:

"Samba as a Primary Domain Controller"

That will get you started. At least once you read some of the articles you will have a better idea of where you are going

Kakers
February 26th, 2010, 10:51 AM
Haven't really touched Ubunu server before, but I have had some experiance with CentOS as a server solution. You could set up a CentOS server with a samba share and also use it as a firewall and even a DHCP server :D

But you may not want to run too many things on one box... however if it is only for 10 computers it shouldn't break a sweat.


Here are some links that may help you:
Samba - http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/Deployment_Guide-en-US/s1-samba-configuring.html
Samba - http://crazytoon.com/2007/05/22/samba-how-do-you-install-and-set-up-samba-in-linux-redhat-enterpriserhel-centos-fedora/
DHCP - http://www.linuxreaders.com/2009/04/23/dhcp-server-on-centos/
Iptables (firewall) - http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/rhel-fedorta-linux-iptables-firewall-configuration-tutorial/

At my place of work we use CentOS for all our servers and Ubuntu for our desktops :o Anyway... hope this helps.