Help with NT domain
cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Thu Dec 31 03:29:08 GMT 1998
Max Wheatley wrote:
> The big thing I found out though was the length of the machine name
> woodstock exceeds 8 characters ..... maybe that is why smbpasswd -a -m
> woodstock, would not or could not write the password field ... Changed
> machine name to marica and all is OK.
This is not a problem for smbpasswd but is a problem for
some unix's as they don;t allow usernames longer than eight
characters in /etc/passwd. Machine names follow the standard
rules for NetBIOS names ( <=15 alpha numberic characters plus
a few others)
> I then spent some time sorting out profiles ..... Much confusion.
> I have the users profile in their home directory\profile. For
> the moment this seems to work, but can't see how. A few
> words of enlightenment may help.
The logon path default is \\%L\%U\profile which places this
is the user's home directory. You get roaming profiles with
the Samba PDC support by default.
> I got login scripts to work.
> I haven't checked polices yet as i have a problem.
They function as well.
> I read the bit about "domain admins" in the "FAQ for
> Samba NTDOM PDC support" paper. I followed that example
> and set it up, the only problem is testparms chokes on
> the "domain map group" & "local group map". When
> I use SWAT and look at the "full" view it shows:
> domain admin group =
> domain guest group =
> domain admin users =
> domain guest users =
> .... did I miss something here ????
The NTDOM FAQ is for the latest CVS code which branched
from 2.0 in order to allow continued development. The
branch was necessary to stabilize the 2.0 release.
That's the way things work. There is one development
tree which the releases are branched off near the
The CVS version (see Q2.1 of the NTDOM FAQ) contains the
cutting edge PDC support. There is PDC support in 2.0
but it is not the latest. If you choose to stay with
2.0, use the "domain admin users" and "domain admin groups"
parameters. Each takes a list of usernames similar to
the "valid users" parameter.
If you go with the HEAD brnahc (obtained via CVS), then
use the examples from the NTDOM FAQ.
I will go back and note the distinction between the two
tonight if I get a chance.
> One last little question, in beta4 smbmount doesn't
> compile "out of the box" no more, do I need to modify
> the make file ? or is there some reason why I don't need
> it no more ??
The smbmount with Samba is for linux kernels 2.1.something
and higher. You'll need to run
to enable compilation on the smbmount binaries.
Hope this helps,
Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter
Engineering Network Services Auburn University
jerry at eng.auburn.edu http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw
"...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
- Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )
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