[Samba] Re: My story installing Samba-LDAP PDC (it has a happyending)

Clay clayway at excite.com
Thu Jan 15 04:43:04 GMT 2004


I really appreciate you sharing your literal hell trying to get this to

I have been trying to accomplish the same thing. I am running into the same
headaches with getting W2K machines to join the domain. I want to say thanks
for your post. I am eager to get back to work and try to get W2K and NT4
accounts into the domain.

Again, thanks for the post....even if it was longgggg....


"Vegeta" <lord.vegeta at ica.luz.ve> wrote in message
news:bu529t$kqa$1 at sea.gmane.org...
> Craig White wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 19:13, Vegeta wrote:
> >
> >> I expect this story could help others trying to do the same I am doing.
> >> The next battle will be configuring a BDC, but that will be another
> >>
> > --
> > The truth is, with 3.0.0 on RH AS 3, I got it running, ldap backend,
> > with a BDC and master/slave LDAP servers. It was hard.
> >
> Ouch.
> > The documentation in the How-to is sufficient. But it seems more like an
> > extended man page than a how-to. The problem is that there are so many
> > different ways these tools are used that there is absolutely no way the
> > documentation can have the exact instructions for what you are trying to
> > set up.
> >
> Maybe you are right. But the documentation does have mistakes when it
> to LDAP. Most of the information is correct and you are right it does look
> more like an extended man page (although the smb.conf man page is very
> useful).
> > John is apparently writing a book of example setups - which might be
> > what you are looking for.
> >
> Probably. But at least I finally reached my first goal. Since BDC support
> was inexistent in Samba 2.2.x probably all the documentation applies to
> 3.0.x.
> > The truth of the matter regarding machine accounts and LDAP (probably
> > for the other backends as well) is that even with 2.x.x samba, machine
> > accounts were located in the same data tree with the users. You
> > certainly can tell smbldap-tools and samba and nsswitch.conf to put
> > computer accounts in ou=Computers,dc=domain,dc=org but when it comes
> > time that the OS needs to verify their existence/passwords/trust - they
> > aren't gonna be found.
> My only problem was adding a new computer. When I moved an existing
> to ou=Computers I was still able to login. What I could not do was adding
> another computer.
> >
> > I don't know when it will be fixed to track with what would be our
> > expectations...perhaps one of the developers will clue us in.
> >
> > In the meantime, your post - though well intentioned was way too long to
> > actually seriously consider digesting.
> Actually, i did not expect it to be so long. I expected to fail earlier
> everything worked. I tried to detail everything so it was easier for
> to find out what I did wrong and help me.
> Since everything worked all right I saw the thing was kind of a step by
> guide to do what I wanted to do.
> >
> > Craig
> >
> VS
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