[Samba] samba to samba via LDAP

jeff jeffw at sulross.edu
Wed Dec 18 21:30:01 GMT 2002

Hi all,

I have lots of samba servers and want them to all authenticate against a 
single password file which will be a LDAP database. 

Where I want to be:

Login to a domain called "FROST" that passes the username:passwd to a domain 
called "ACR" which checks LDAP.

Where I'm at:  

I can login (from a W2K machine) to a test server called LIBIT which uses LDAP 
beautifully (after long hours/days of profanity).  I can also join/login to 
the samba domains called ACR (anytime) and FROST (if I change passwd server 
and security settings to a stand alone).

I have 2 samba servers I'm testing out with the goal of passing 
passwords...the servers are FROST and the authenticating server is called 
ACR.  I know that the login:passwd pair is being passed from FROST to ACR. 

The command I tested this with is:

smbclient -L smbfrost -U jeffw
#smbclient -L <netbios name> -U <user>

btw, jeffw has a valid unix account on frost, but is not in the smbpasswd 

I then see a list of shares on the FROST domain.

So, my question is this.  Can I have a domain called "FROST" which a W2K/XP 
machine can join/login to while doing all authenticating against a samba 
server called "ACR"?  

Does any of this make sense?

Here are condensed/cleaned smb.conf files:

--- Begin Frost smb.conf file ----
        workgroup = frost
        netbios name = smbfrost
        server string = Samba Frostbite
        encrypt passwords = yes
        null passwords = no
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 150
        name resolve order = lmhost host wins bcast
        domain logons = yes
        os level = 30
        preferred master = yes
        domain master = no
        security = server
        password server = ACRC
        hosts allow =

--- End Frost smb.conf file ----

--- Begin ACR smb.conf file ---
        netbios name = ACRC
        workgroup = ACR
        server string = ACRC Server
        domain master = yes
        browseable = Yes
        logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U\profile
        name resolve order = lmhost host wins bcast
        null passwords = Yes
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 100 -s /bin/false 
-M %u
        short preserve case = no
        wins support = true
        max log size = 50
        logon script = %u.bat
        writable = yes
        security = user
        domain logons = yes
        max disk size = 50000
        local master = yes
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        os level = 64
	locking = no
--- End ACR smb.conf file ---

any help would be wonderful....unless your a RTFM person because I wouldn't 
have gotten this far if I hadn't.



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