[Samba] Samba + LDAP + Automount maps
prakash.velayutham at cchmc.org
Mon Dec 20 02:00:20 GMT 2004
Hi Samba Gurus,
We have an OpenLDAP server (openldap2-2.1.22-65) and a separate NFS
server for home dirs. Currently LDAP NIS maps are being used by the
Linux users in the department for home dir mounting on Linux clients.
As everybody does, I started to look at Samba to accommodate the
Windows users and have a single user database (in LDAP) to work with.
Now I have a Samba PDC running samba3-3.0.9-1 version in my LDAP server
with passdb backend being ldapsam:ldap://127.0.0.1. PDC itself works
just fine right now with roaming profiles etc.
The NFS server is the only system with big disks and hence we would
like to have the home dirs in that system. I am not sure how automount
plays into the whole setting of Samba and OpenLDAP. When a user logs
into a windows machine, his home directory should get mounted from the
NFS server automatically. The (Windows) profile would also live inside
the (UNIX) home directory of the user and hence would also has to get
Hopefully I am clear enough. Please send any configuration settings if
you can. I tried some googling, but just saw one link where somebody
discussed something similar with Sun's LDAP server and Samba. I tried
that but did not work with OpenLDAP.
The constraint is that the home dir NFS server is also a server for a
Linux cluster we maintain and I do not want to touch that server
currently for anything.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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