[Samba] Samba 3 + Win2k = Headache
pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Thu May 20 20:47:05 GMT 2004
Shannon Johnson wrote:
>> 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,
>>what NFS is good for.
>Win2000 server, not 2k3... but essentially correct. NFS won't work
>because since we're doing authentication through winbind, all of the
>uid's are different on each linux client. We've tried loading the
>Services for Unix on the server, and assigning UID's, then using the
>idmap_ad as the idmap backend, but I'm actually not sure how it works,
>so I can't thoroughly explore it (the documentation apparently doesn't
>exist?). The only thing I can check is "getent passwd" which returns the
>UID winbind came up with on its own (through its own methods... not from
For that I would suggest using a central LDAP repository for your idmap
backend on all machines. If that's all you need to do to get it going
with nfs, that's a not-too-tough situation to solve. You don't have to
go through the (somtimes painful) samba/ldap setup, you just need a
basic ldap server with one idmap tree in it. What are you using for
your unix auth now? since it sounds like you've got a few unix
machines, ldap is a good fit there too, unless you've got something else
that's tied in to your organization that you'd have to rebuild...
>Also, we are sharing files in a cross-platform environment... We needed
>to have the same file space, using the same quota for all of the users
>in the department.
What is enforcing your quotas? 2K or unix machine?
>That's why Samba seemed like such a perfect fit.
>Windows maps the user's home directory from the Samba server via SMB,
>and the Linux users do the same. That's when the symbolic and hard link
>problems come into play...
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