[Samba] Re: Samba Server [Solaris 8] on Windows 2K/2003 [ADS]
tim.smith at msdh.state.ms.us
Fri Apr 22 15:03:46 GMT 2005
Thanks for taking pity... :-)
This is great news! I knew
from the reading I've done
that the ADS features code
was put into Samba 3; but
what I didn't pick up on is
that it would work whether
the Samba server is on the
Windows domain or not.
Our Solaris box has two
network adapters, one RJ-45 and
one fiber, but but we can only
use the RJ-45 connection due to
the powers-that-be nixing our
request to drop a line for the
fiber connection -- even though
There is a vacant fiber plug-in
on the switch.
we also have a Linux Box [RedHat 9] in
our unit. Couldn't we upgrade the
Samba installation on it [...come to
think of it, one of our other guys
just rebuilt that box a few weeks ago, and
I don't know for sure which Samba release
is on it now...] and do the testing there?
Speaking of that, can you tell me
off the top of your head the quickest
way to determine which Samba release
is currently running on the Linux box?
"Eric Boehm" <boehm at nortel.com> wrote in message
news:20050422101833.D19158 at wrtps0m8.nortelnetworks.com...
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2005 at 08:22:14AM -0500, TimS wrote:
>>>>>> "Tim" == TimS <tim.smith at msdh.state.ms.us> writes:
> Tim> ALL: Please forgive my ignorance. I am not just naive
> Tim> regarding Samba..., or Solaris..., or UNIX, or Windows
> Tim> Networking..., the naivity courses through my veins
> Tim> abundantly in all IT related matters. :-)
> Tim> Our work unit is the lone UNIX [Samba server 2.2 on Solaris
> Tim> 8] installation on the organizational Windows WAN. None of
> Tim> the analysts in our unit have domain admin rights. The sys
> Tim> manager in our unit [my boss] has steadfastly refused to add
> Tim> our UNIX [Samba] server to the windows domain.
> Tim> Password synchronization has been a thorn in our side from
> Tim> day one. A SSO solution is the ultimate, but from what I'm
> Tim> reading, that isn't possible unless/until our Samba server is
> Tim> added to the domain.
> Tim> QUESTIONS: -Would upgrading to the lastest Samba release help
> Tim> at all on this issue? -I don't see a binary available at the
> Tim> Samba download site for Solaris 8. Our SysMgr could
> You just need Samba 3.
> Tim> certainly do the upgrade without the binary, but I have not
> Tim> ever done the make/build routine before.
> That could be tricky. I've built Samba 3 with kerberos and ldap and
> the various components needs for ADS but it is decidedly non-trivial.
> However, you don't need to use 'security = ads' to participate. You
> can use just 'security = domain' which would be a plain vanilla
> build. We have several servers participating in an ADS network with
> 'security=domain'. You would then be able to pass authentication
> through to the Windows domain controllers.
> Tim> -Is it possible to
> Tim> set up a test environment for the new Samba release in
> Tim> another location on the same UNIX box?
> Not sure what you mean here. Do you mean you want to separate Samba
> installs on the same box? If so, you would need at least two network
> interfaces. You can't run two instances of Samba on the same
> interface/IP address.
> I hope this helps.
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