[Samba] Help using multiple file servers
Radio Gong 2000 GmbH & Co. KG [Technik]
sascha.bieler at radiogong.de
Wed Sep 10 22:12:24 GMT 2003
Am Donnerstag, 11. September 2003 00:02 schrieb Robert Rati:
> I'm not sure this will solve the problem I am looking at. I can see an
> LDAP server for authentication (although I currently don't have one
> setup and would prefer not to have to set one up), but how does an LDAP
> server help with the home directory and profile serving? If a user logs
> onto machine A which is on subnet A, then samba server A would
> authenticate against the LDAP server and serve the home dir and profile.
> What happens if the same user logs onto machine B which is on subnet
> B? The samba server B would authenticate with the LDAP server, but
> would the user's home directory and profile be served from server A?
> Will the LDAP solution you suggest provide this ability?
Didn't really try it, but on the wire you can read: "YES"
> Ideally, I'd like all the users to be authenticated through one samba
> server (let's say server A), and the home directories and profiles for
> those users to be served from the authenticating server (server A) or an
> alternate samba server (server B).
You can do this with my little script...
> Radio Gong 2000 GmbH & Co. KG [Technik] wrote:
> > Hi,
> > the best way, I think, is to use LDAP for authenticating. So you've one
> > server, which does all the stuff for you.
> > The other way is to write a little and simple script, which "keeps the
> > passwordfiles in sync":
> > #!/bin/sh
> > # 08-30-2000
> > # Synchronize the user accounts every night
> > scp /etc/passwd 192.168.10.2:/etc/passwd
> > scp /etc/shadow 192.168.10.2:/etc/shadow
> > scp /etc/group 192.168.10.2:/etc/group
> > scp /etc/gshadow 192.168.10.2:/etc/gshadow
> > scp /etc/samba/smbpasswd 192.168.10.2:/etc/samba/smbpasswd
> > cp -v /etc/passwd /data/backup/user/
> > cp -v /etc/shadow /data/backup/user/
> > cp -v /etc/group /data/backup/user/
> > cp -v /etc/gshadow /data/backup/user/
> > cp -v /etc/samba/smbpasswd /data/backup/user/
> > # END
> > I installed an ssh-key, so a cronjob can do the job for me...
> > Makes no sense but it's nice...
> > :-)
> > Greetings
> > Sascha
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