[Samba] Samba 3 + Win2k = Headache

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Thu May 20 20:22:14 GMT 2004

>> I'm very open to suggestions... I've just about exhausted all the
>> options I can think of... so if anybody has any advice, please let me
>> know.
 From what I can gather, you've got
2003 AD doing user management
RHEL for a (home) fileserver
Clients of all flavors

Have you thoroughly investigated just using nfs and autofs to do home 
directory mounting and decided you can't use it for one reason or 
another?  What are those reasons?  You'd probably have less headache 
using nfs in a unix client - unix server environment, after all, that's 
what NFS is good for.  There may be some ldap solutions you can use for 
that.  Maybe you'd have to script something to generate an autofs map 
periodically from AD's LDAP, but it seems like less headache than what 
you've got going on now.  I've done that for Solaris boxes that don't 
play nice with linux LDAP autofs trees, you can probably glean the data 
from AD if you put it in right.  If I were you, I'd find a way to make 
NFS work, it's mature, and designed for exactly this.  Use samba for 
user translation between OSs, but don't use smb until you need to 
traverse OS families for filesharing.

I would suggest you keep to RH's kernel.  That's why you paid money for 
RHEL, to get support.  If you do something like jump to another 
unsupported kernel you may as well go to Fedora (or another free 
distro).  RH backports some current kernel fixes and out-of-branch 
patches to their kernel to tune it for their purposes.  You may even 
have a pile of 2.6 code in your RHEL 2.4 kernel. 

>> Shannon
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