[Samba] Automatic creation of home directories when using winbind

dj at 4ict.com dj at 4ict.com
Fri Apr 12 00:18:03 GMT 2002

On Fri, 12 Apr 2002, Warwick Smith wrote:

> Thanks for your post - do you know if thus will only work if you use
> winbind?
> I have my unix boxes using an LDAP passwd/group backend using the
> pam_ldap/nss_ldap combo and have samba set to use the same database.  This
> works great and allows me to have all user info in one place without the
> need for winbind.
> The reason I haven't wanted winbind is the usernames (user+domain) you use
> under unix and the comment in the doc about dynamically created RIDs and if
> the mapping list gets corrupted then your screwed.
> Back to my question - do you know if the /etc/pam.d/samba file is used only
> by the winbind daemon, or does does samba itself use this (and thus can
> create the dirs).

The pam directives are used by Samba itself. So yes, it should also work
for your setup. In generally this should work whenever the UNIX user/group
info comes from another source then the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files.

> I am running redhat 7.2 and have the pam_mkhomedir entry in the session line
> in the /etc/pam.d/system-auth file.  I currently have no /etc/pam.d/samba
> file.

So does it work after you added the line ? If not then how did you install
Samba? I used the makerpms.sh script to build a rpm and I installed that.


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