[Samba] Samba 3.0 + AD + OpenLDAP

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Wed Jan 22 04:13:01 GMT 2003

On Tue, 2003-01-21 at 18:44, Ron McKown wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I've already deployed samba-2.2.7a-2 and enabled openLDAP support.  I
> now have a machine configured as a domain controller authenticating all
> windows users via openLDAP.  openLDAP is also authenticating all of our
> linux users.
> I would like to install Exchange2000 on a windows2000 machine so our
> windows users can do calendaring (sendmail already handles all of our
> email needs).  
I don't know how exchange works but i'm pretty sure you can join the w2k
machine to the samba controlled domain in NT4 mode.  I would guess that
exchange will use that userdb ...

> I would like to keep our current authentication system in place but also
> allow our windows outlook users to do calendaring.
> will samba 3.0 (alpha, beta or final) make this possible?  
> i found some text related to this in the alpha folder and under
> 3.0/WHATSNEWS.txt:
> "Active Directory support. This release is able to join a ADS realm
>   as a member server and authenticate users using LDAP/kerberos. "
don't use active directory unless you really need it.

better yet don't use exchange - you'll be sorry.
It's byzantine and they rape you on the licensing fees...
Instead use a web groupware suite like phpgroupware like i do (which can
use the ldap db for authentication)

People like the outlook integration but I don't think it's worth the
time or trouble.

Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at langhorst.com>

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