[Samba] Samba 3 and LDAP
novosirj at umdnj.edu
Wed Jan 14 16:21:53 GMT 2004
If you have not already, check out the Samba-3 HOWTO. It is excellent, and
has come a long way since the 2.2 days.
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On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, K. Hawkes wrote:
> Hey all,
> I hope you all had a pleasent holiday season (okay so I'm a week or so
> late... I've been in hibernation <g>).
> Now, does anyone out there know where I can get documentation on running
> Samba 3 as a PDC using LDAP as a backend - I know I'll get plenty of URLs,
> so to narrow things down a little, I'm competant with Samba 2.2.x and have
> no clue about LDAP, yet we're looking at going LDAP so we can make our PDC
> (and stand-alone servers) all use the same set of passwords (as we operate a
> reasonably large site with about 1600 users and 400 PC's). Currently we're
> using rsync to sync password files but this isn't an ideal solution as we
> need passwords that sync using a central database (so a single password
> change ANYWHERE on site takes effect).
> So - anyone know of any good websites that detail that kind of setup? I have
> a few already and I've configured LDAP (or so I thought) and I can't connect
> to it - it keeps saying 'incorrect credentials' - despite my passwords being
> set correctly. For those of you on RH9 - when you installed the OpenLDAP
> kit, does it use plaintext passwords or encrypted by default?
> I guess I'm out of my depth here but I decided to give it a go anyway - any
> good suggestions or places to start (assuming that I have a test system I
> can install everything from total scratch on)?
> Thanking you all in advance,
> Mr. K. Hawkes
> "You look back upon choices you've made, you wonder 'what if' and wonder if
> you should have done it differently... but then you'd not be you anymore,
> you'd be someone else, asking the same set of questions." - Anon
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