Samba and LDAP

Mike Jackson jacksonm at
Fri Sep 22 06:17:10 GMT 2000

On Thu, 21 Sep 2000, Denis J. Cirulis wrote:
> Hello ! 
> Who can explain me about LDAP and Samba. Is there any bonuses to use 
> LDAP with samba ? 
> P.S.: I can't quite get the idea of using LDAP 
> -- 
> My other computer is a 4000 node Beowulf cluster.

Two bonuses:

1. Centralized storage of user accounts and information, one account to create
for unix, windows, email, apache password protected intranet pages, etc. One
account to disable or delete when someone leaves.

2. Samba will free you from NT Servers, which will thus free you from
getting calls in the middle of the night, greatly reduce downtime, and help to
protect your professional reputation as an administrator. 

I would like the specs on how it all runs on your Beowulf cluster :-) That
sounds like something I may be interested in...


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