[Samba] Re: Large (3000+ users) NT to Samba migration

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Mar 4 13:37:32 GMT 2003

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On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Jim wrote:

> What is the platform (i.e. what distrobution of Linux)?
> > A client of mine is seriously investigating migrating their 7 NT servers and
> > 3000+ users to Linux running Samba.
> > I've read one or two documents so far about the migration, but I'm still a
> > little unclear about a number of things.
> > 
> > When you have a chance I'd really appreciate your guidance on the following
> > items.
> > 1.) LDAP, /etc/passwd or MySQL backend (if supported).
> The standard backend should be ldbm.  I would reccomend sticking with it
> unless you have specific needs that dictate otherwise.  Custom front
> ends can be written using Java.

Assuming you are referring to OpenLDAP.  In that case, the Berkeley 
backend (bdb) is now the recommended one.

> > 4.) Configuration of BDC(s).
> That is out of my area.

There's a HOWTO included with Samba.

cheers, jerry
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