[Samba] Review Request: Samba-3 by Example Update

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Fri Apr 15 02:58:09 GMT 2005

On Thursday 14 April 2005 19:05, Geoff Scott wrote:
> John H Terpstra wrote:
> > On Wednesday 24 November 2004 17:00, Geoff Scott wrote:
> >>> The issue of this thread was authenticating machine accounts if I
> >>> remember correctly...
> >>
> >> No I was just having a hard time getting the smbldap tools to work
> >> properly. It all came down to me not knowing at what point you switch
> >> from chapter 6 of the example book to chapter 8 to vampire accounts
> >> of the NT server.  Of course if you vampire accounts straight after
> >> you use the preload.ldif then you end up with different GID's than
> >> what the smbldap tools expect in their defaults. therefore the
> >> vampire fails as the expected GID for the group is different to what
> >> vampire sets up as it creates the groups from the NT server.
> >>  It would be nice if John could add to chapter 8 something like:
> >> Build the Base server the same as in Chapter 6 including step ?
> >> "using the smbldap-populate script" then continue with vampiring the
> >> accounts.
> >
> > I'll consider this when I do the update in January.
> This was a thread titled "vampire fails because of Debian smbldap-tools
> problem"
> This was a personal bugbear of mine that caused me a week of grief.  I have
> noticed about three job ads in the local job search web sites in the past 2
> weeks asking for someone to help migrate large companies from NT4 to Samba,
> so having something like what I suggested above in the NT4 Migration
> chapter is still relevant.  Please John would you consider it?
> Regards Geoff Scott

You win! The documentation is wrong. I am updating it now. Sheesh! How did 
that get past me? Doh!

- John T.

John H Terpstra
Samba-Team Member
Phone: +1 (650) 580-8668

The Official Samba-3 HOWTO & Reference Guide, ISBN: 0131453556
Samba-3 by Example, ISBN: 0131472216
Hardening Linux, ISBN: 0072254971
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