[Samba] Samba and LDAP

vangogh at pop-server.san.rr.com vangogh at pop-server.san.rr.com
Thu May 15 03:10:31 GMT 2003

Hello everyone.

Well, I have a couple of questions regardind samba and LDAP. 
I am currently working on a project to setup a PDC running Samba and LDAP.

What I am trying to understand is the best way to go about installing this.
(The server will be running RH 7.3).

I could go the route via RPM, but I like using the source as it gives me
more flexability in what I can compile. However, there are a few things
that I do like about RPM's when they are installed. For instance, making
the /etc/samba directory as well as a start/stop script in /etc/init.d/smb.

First question: Obviously, I can put the config files in /etc/samba by
specifincg during compile: sysconfdir=/etc
Now, how can I use a init script to stop and start samba this way? (Or is
this off subject here)

Moving along. Does anyone have suggestions on how to implement this? For
example, should I use LDAP for authentication? Or should I use samba for
authentication, but use LDAP to hold the information? Like I said, i'm
fairly new to this.

Please feel free to share any comments. I do appreciate it.


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