[Samba] LDAP & Kerberos
gordonp at sfu.ca
Fri May 23 16:20:31 GMT 2003
On Fri, 2003-05-23 at 06:43, SvS wrote:
> why almost all of U are usiing samba+ldap+kerberos
I am not using kerberos.
> I don't ever now what they (LDAP and Krb) are used for.
Here's a quick overview of LDAP:
LDAP (lightweight directory access protocol) is used in this case to
provide a single point-of-maintenance for your user-list. Otherwise,
the "old" way would be to maintain your Unix/Linux /etc/passwd file, and
then synchronize your Samba user/password.
LDAP stores information according to 'schemas', which is basically a
plan for what information should be stored. Smart people have put
together (and refined) a Samba-schema, providing the necessary
information for both Unix/Linux and Windows users.
> Maybe U would be so kind to
> give me some advices considering this topic or some url's where i can
> find same topics disscussions. Thanks for your patience! ^)
There are a *lot*. Some of the best can be an individual's notes that
were made during setup/configuration - your best bet is to Google, read,
and find the best ones that help with the particular problem you are
trying to solve.
Before you have problems though ;-) a great reference is the official
(and unofficial) Samba documentation, and books:
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba/chapter/book/indexpdf.html (it's a
bit old, but it's free ;-) )
...and for LDAP:
http://www.openldap.org/ then follow their documentation link
Putting it all together:
...and some good notes also on ibm.com
Hope this helps!
Gordon Pritchard, P.Eng. | Institute of Electrical and
Research Labs Manager | Electronics Engineers
Simon Fraser University, Surrey | Quarter Century Wireless Ass'n
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