[Samba] Is Samba ready for it?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Sep 16 12:00:32 GMT 2003

On Tue, 2003-09-16 at 21:54, Fernando Ribeiro wrote:
> Hi,
> I am migrating from WinNT 4 to Samba 3 beta3 in a production
> environment.
> It would be nice to have some advice, because I don't know if Samba is
> ready for assuming this ;-)
> I never heard about any one that had something like this.
> This is kind of a big network so it will be 1 PDC (Samba) , 4 BDC's
> (Samba) and 2 File Servers (w2k). I will have a minimum of 800 machines
> and 2000 users logging on to Samba.
> There are more users because of Internet Authentication.
> I have Samba 3 beta3 working with NIS and rsync synchronization of
> smbpasswd, no db backend. Is this a problem?

Yes.  Machines may change their machine account with any BDC, and samba
will 'loose' this apon the next rsync from the PDC.  You will need to
use LDAP (as it has the correct 'talk to the PDC' logic).

> And I can't find a solution for using account policy to block the user
> account after bad logins, pdbedit doesn't seem to work.

A patch to implement this is under consideration - Jeremy has
implemented part of this, but it is not yet operational.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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