[Samba] samba, pdc, ldap question

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Feb 10 22:02:58 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 08:58, moof48 at temple.edu wrote:
> Sorry about the email addy.  I was testing something and 
> forgot to switch it back.  I could join someones windows 
> domain here at the university but all of the that is useless 
> to me or altleast the data in there is.  Our main source of 
> user info and the only one that is reliable is in our ldap 
> server.  It is used throughout the univeristy is our central 
> means of authentication.  I would like to get samba up and 
> running as a file server so users can mount there shares.  I 
> guesse my main question is how do I get all the needed samba 
> info into ldap fo rall my existing 50k users. I also 
> have /etc/* on my true64 system which holds all 
> uids/passwords and groups if needed to get the needed samba 
> data and windows passwords into ldap.  Whats the best way to 
> do this in an existing ldap environment.

You will need to find out the passwords of 50k users.  If you run the
LDAP server, and can get cooperation, you should be able to raid (via
net rpc samdump) various windows servers for that information, then add
the sambaSamAccount to the user's LDAP attributes.

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
http://samba.org     http://build.samba.org     http://hawkerc.net
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