[Samba] Big Migration

Robert Adkins raa at impelind.com
Sat Dec 7 20:06:00 GMT 2002

I believe your below questions are referring to the additional 1200 Linux   
systems that you are going to be adding. If they are, then here is some   
potential answers for you...

1) LDAP, on Linux look for OpenLDAP (Lightweight Directory Access   
Protocol.) if you are familiar with MS Active Directory, then you will   
have a decent base to start LDAP with. MS Active Directory appears, to me   
at least, to be a MS "Innovation" (ie. Copy) of LDAP.)

	LDAP can be used as the authentication component for Samba, Squid,   
E-mail and a number of other Linux/UNIX services. Thus, you can have   
Linux workstation users logon to the Windows workstations and vice versa,   
if you wish. They would be able to use the same username/password   

	I have yet to implement anything with LDAP myself. However, I have been   
advised that it makes managing large numbers of users and resources a   
much easier task.

2) You can use Samba as the file sharing system for Linux, however you   
might want to use NFS instead. I believe that there will be less overhead   
involved. (Don't quote me on that though.)

	I will be looking at configuring NFS for my network here as soon as I   
have my LDAP server configured and I need to get my other Linux server up   
acting as a BDC for my Samba PDC.

	Good luck and I hope what little information I have been able to share   
can help you along!

Robert Adkins II
IT Manager/Buyer
Impel Industries, Inc.
Ph. 586-254-5800
Fx. 586-254-5804

 -----Original Message-----
From: cantisan [mailto:cantisan at bol.com.br]
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 10:35 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org; Robert Adkins
Subject: [Samba] Big Migration



Next month I will move about 3000 clients (w2k) to a PDC samba, after   
that I will have more 1200 clients, but this time will be Linux, my   
question is:

1- Is there domain logon, like we have for Windows users ?

2- is  smb the protocol recommended to FileShare to Linux clients or NFS   
is better (is there another one) ?

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