[Samba] KDE + winbind + home directories mounted off the Samba PDC

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Aug 3 01:47:31 GMT 2003

On Thu, 2003-07-31 at 23:50, Przemyslaw Tokarski wrote:
> Hello !!
>  Has anybody successfully implemented the similar setup ?
> 1. R.H. 7.2 (production kernel - 2.4.7-10) + Samba PDC (2.2.8a) with unix 
> extensions enabled 
> 2. Samba client (2.2.8a) running R.H. Linux 7.2 (kernel 2.4.18 patched for 
> cifs) + winbind + pam_mount
> 3. KDE + home directories mounted off the Samba PDC.
> ...points 1-2 work OK, still unable to figure out how to implement point
> 3. Users always get authenticated againt SAMBA PDC and home directories
> get mounted (when I log into FVWM desktop), but when I try to log into KDE
> it almost immediately kicks me out. I tracked down the problem to (I
> guess) symbolic links (and maybe other filesystem features also) not
> present in smbfs and I tried to utilize cifs - this did not help either -
> cifs as of today can not create symbolic links either. Does a patch (for
> smbmount e.g.) exist that enables processes/users to create symbolic links
> on a smbfs mounted share ? I`d like very much to hear from people who made
> it all work together. 

Did you enable the unix extestions on the server?

Unfortunately, the only real options appear to be things like NFS, AFS
etc - the traditional unix->unix filesystems.  NFSv4 looks promising, as
I understand we finally get per-user authentication.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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