walter.hill at walter.hill at
Thu Feb 25 23:35:51 MST 2010


I'm seeking some technical assistance and John Terpstra kindly suggested
that I should post my problem to this list.

We operate a mixture of Apple X-Serves (Intel and G5) running OS X
(10.6.x and 10.5.y), Windows 2003 servers and XP x32 and XP x64 client
PCs (Mac Pros and MacBook Pros) in a domain environment.

The X-Serves provide Directory Services (Open Directory Master), online
storage X-SAN and domain services using Apple's samba build

We are in the *slow* process of migrating the servers to 2008R2 (x64)
and the clients to Win 7 (x32 and x64).

The immediate issue is making the 2008R2 server a domain member (I have)
but I've uncovered what I believe is the "trust problem" addressed by
samba 3.4.4 - SIDs aren't resolving back to their actual names.

I relied upon to make the
2008R2 server a domain member.

Apple's website provides a link to samba
(source) which I'm attempting to compile so that I can use it on our
X-Serves. I'm obviously missing something though and need assistance.
Just to repeat this isn't a standalone instance of samba on OS X (I have
found earlier references to running samba on older versions of OS X and
on iPhones) as it must integrated with Apple's LDAP implantation which
forms the basis of Open Directory serices.

I have just about worn 'Google' out but have yet to uncover any
documentation on how to compile the samba source for OS X Server. Can
anyone point me to a FAQ or previous discussion on compiling samba on
10.6.x and 10.5.y?

It is my strong preference to leave the Directory services running on OS
X rather than moving to a Windows supported ADS as our actual user base
is quite small an easily administered via OS X.


Walter Hill 
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