[Samba] a few questions

Tori Williamson tori at bsitpa.com
Fri May 30 19:09:00 GMT 2003

The best place that I can send you to answer most all of you questions
is http://samba.idealx.org and read the PDF they have for setting up a
Samba PDC environment. If you plan to use Novell NDS/eDirectory for the
backend (LDAP) then beware, there are many caveats. setting up the
sambaAccount object for users does not currently work with the supplied
SMBLDAP scripts, and setting up users by hand is a bear.

I'm running a Netware network with Win2K workstations and wanted to be
able to have network Win logins rather than creating a separate login
for each employee on each workstation. And Novell was not cooperating
with me for using it as an LDAP backend for Samba.

What I wound up doing is setting up a Samba/OpenLDAP PDC to handle the
domain accounts and sync NDS & Win2K logins, so when they change their
passwords on the workstation the novell client changes it in eDirectory
and the SMBLDAP-passwd.pl script from IdealX handles the SMB
passwords... so far it's pretty fluid. It just means you have to enter
people in two separate locations as far as user accounts, but once
that's done it's pretty simple management.

I think the SMB/LDAP/PDC setup is how you will want to go...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of D. Rick Anderson
> Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 12:32 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] a few questions
> Hi there. I'm new to the list and I have a few questions about Samba.
> I've built a few Win9x/Samba networks, but I've been asked to
> build a Win2000/Samba network and I have a few issues.
> First off, is there some way with Win2000 and Samba to get a
> workstation independant login? Right now I have to create the
> user on the 2000 box for them to be able to login.
> Second, what is the best configuration tool to use for Samba?
> I'm running RH9.0 and the GUI is nice, but VERY limited. I've
> been messing with SWAT, but it doesn't seem to be able to do
> the things that I want (such as choose a share, and then
> simply choose who has rights to it). What is being used out there?
> Third, is there a way to run login scripts with 2000? With 9X
> I could create login scripts that would map the drives needed
> for that user. Can I do something like that with 2000 and
> Samba? Our users move around a lot and there's no way I could
> follow them all over and map the drives they need on that
> particular workstation every time they move.
> This network is coming off of Novell, and the administrator
> that I'm working with understands that this isn't going to be
> EXACTLY the same, but he stills wants some of the same functionality.
> Rick
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