[Samba] Suse Linux OpenExchange Server (Samba 2.2.5) and XP
Adam Tauno Williams
adam at morrison-ind.com
Mon May 10 12:44:14 GMT 2004
> Now, everything seems to be going down the pan, and it looks like the
> problem is that XP has dropped support for 'old style' controls and
> only supports Access Control Lists - so tit seems to log in a user,
> but then the permissions are all screwed as it can't get the info it
> wants from the server. Reading the howtos suggests that Samba 3*
> supports stuff that XP is looking for, but the guy who we've taken on
> to do the XP stuff isn't convinced - suggesting that even with 'group
> apping (is that the right bit ?) XP will still fail.
Rubbish, we have a Samba 3.0.3 PDC with LDAP SAM and XP with all the
latest patches works fine except for the password change issue which is
fixed in 3.0.4 (and only started occurring a couple of patches ago).
> All I want is for users to have to authenticate against the central
> database (LDAP), and for the various group memberships to be honoured
> when accessing files off the server.
> Has anyone else dealt with this sort of thing ?
Every day, we've had a Samba PDC with LDAP backed since 2.2.1a
> Does XP work reliably with Samba 3 as PDC ?
> I'm also told that if we have roaming profiles, then the XP machines
> will store loads of c**p on the server and keep moving it back and
> forth as each user logs in/out - is this the case ?
Yes, if your net-admin is a 'nit, and doesn't define any policies. Even
with a "real" PDC you get this behaviour.
> Is there any way
> of dealing with it (eg having the machine pull the files down as
> needed) ?
> PS - any help gratefully received, preferably before my manager
> starts saying things to the effect of "this wouldn't have happened if
> you'd stuck with MS".
Yes, it all will. You'll face ALL the same issues you've mentioned.
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