[Samba] problem with samba 3.0 beta

nitin at netcore.co.in nitin at netcore.co.in
Thu Sep 4 19:18:28 GMT 2003

I am using samba 3.0 beta as a PDC with ldap authentication.
I am able to login to win 98 machine with samba as PDC.
The problem i am facing is samba requires /etc/passwd entry of user in addition
to ldap entry. I am pasting my smb.conf for ref.
Is it possible to use only ldap account so that i do not have to add /etc/passwd

I have not added ldap entry in /etc/nsswitch.conf file.

please mail a cc at nitin at netcore.co.in.

any help really appreciated.
thanks in advance.

------------------ smb.conf--------------------------------
	workgroup = SMBDOMAIN
	netbios name = LINUX72SVR
	server string = Samba-LDAP PDC running %v
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

	os level = 64
	preferred master = Yes
	local master = Yes
	domain master = Yes
	wins support = Yes

	security = user
	encrypt passwords = yes
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	log level = 2
	max log size = 50
	hosts allow =

	passwd program = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-passwd.pl -o %u
	passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*New*password* %n\n
	unix password sync = Yes
	ldap admin dn = cn=Manager,dc=smbdomain,dc=com
	ldap server = localhost
	ldap port = 389
	ldap ssl = no
	ldap suffix = "ou=Users,dc=smbdomain,dc=com"

	logon home = \\%L\%U\
	logon drive = Y:
	logon path = \\%L\samba\profiles\%U
	logon scripts = netlogon.bat

	add user script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-useradd.pl -m -d /dev/null -g computers
-s /bin/false
	domain logons = Yes

	comment = Home Directories
	valid users = %S
	browseable = No
	writable = yes
	create mask = 0664
	directory mask = 0775

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

	path = /home/samba/profiles
	writable = yes
	browseable = no
	create mask = 0600
	directory mask = 0700

	comment = Network Logon Service
	path = /home/netlogon
	read only = yes
	browseable = no
	write list = nitin



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