[Samba] Re: Re: Samba Server [Solaris 8] on Windows 2K/2003 [ADS]network

TimS tim.smith at msdh.state.ms.us
Fri Apr 22 19:13:17 GMT 2005


Once again, most helpful... Thanks.
I'll be taking the "ClearCase" link home with me this afternoon for weekend 


"Eric Boehm" <boehm at nortel.com> wrote in message 
news:20050422134732.F20027 at wrtps0m8.nortelnetworks.com...
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2005 at 10:03:46AM -0500, TimS wrote:
>>>>>>> "Tim" == TimS  <tim.smith at msdh.state.ms.us> writes:
>    Tim> Thanks for taking pity... :-) This is great news! I knew from
>    Tim> the reading I've done that the ADS features code was put into
>    Tim> Samba 3; but what I didn't pick up on is that it would work
>    Tim> whether the Samba server is on the Windows domain or not.
> Yes, you do have to create a machine account for the Samba server in
> the Windows domain in order for security = domain to work. However,
> Active Directory domain controllers will talk to the Samba
> server. You may have to have your domain admins check a box that says
> something like
> Allow pre-Windows 2000 authentication
> when they create the machine account.
>    Tim> Our Solaris box has two network adapters, one RJ-45 and one
>    Tim> fiber, but but we can only use the RJ-45 connection due to
>    Tim> the powers-that-be nixing our request to drop a line for the
>    Tim> fiber connection -- even though There is a vacant fiber
>    Tim> plug-in on the switch.
>    Tim> However..., we also have a Linux Box [RedHat 9] in our
>    Tim> unit. Couldn't we upgrade the Samba installation on it
>    Tim> [...come to think of it, one of our other guys just rebuilt
>    Tim> that box a few weeks ago, and I don't know for sure which
>    Tim> Samba release is on it now...] and do the testing there?
> You certainly could. BTW, I forgot to mention that you could also use
> Samba 2.2.8a in your environment if you couldn't find a binary for
> Samba 3. Samba 2.x can work in an ADS environment -- we're using
> 2.2.8a with a Native Active Directory environment.
>    Tim> Speaking of that, can you tell me off the top of your head
>    Tim> the quickest way to determine which Samba release is
>    Tim> currently running on the Linux box?
> /path/to/smbd -V -- e.g., /usr/local/samba/bin/smbd -V
> As a side note, I made a presentation about setting up Samba
> (including building it) with ClearCase. However, the material is
> applicable even if you aren't using ClearCase.
> You can find it at
> http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/5769.html
> If you follow the link at the right hand side that says "Related
> Presentation Files"
> http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/content/04August/3033/3033_SCM04.zip
> you can download the presentation and related templates and the web
> site that I developed and that the presentation is based on. Again,
> much of the material is applicable even if you aren't using
> ClearCase. You can browse the web files through the filesystem -- you
> don't need a web server. Any browser will work.
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