[Samba] SAMBA PDC for Windows and Mac clients questions
justin at pricevideo.com
Wed Dec 28 01:14:16 GMT 2005
Thanks for the link. Reading their implementation gave me better insight
into how it should all fit together and work. I was able to get out test
boxes to talk happily to one another.
From: Matthew Easton [mailto:v-vi at trugschluss.org]
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 2:45 AM
To: Justin Pearce
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] SAMBA PDC for Windows and Mac clients questions
On Dec 26, 2005, at 5:43 PM, Justin Pearce wrote:
> In the interest of better compatibility for file stores and
> authentication, we are trying to implement a Linux machine as a
> domain controller using SAMBA and LDAP. The goal is to have both
> XP computers and Mac OS X computers able to authenticate against the
> PDC, thereby allowing access to appropriate file stores on the
On the Mac clients, take a look at "Directory Access" in the
"Utilities" subdirectory of the "Applications" directory -- if you
haven't already. There seems to be an option to configure Samba/CIFS
authentication. Check it, select it, and choose "configure" to set
the workgroup and wins server.
> While it is easy to have the Windows machines authenticate against the
> server without LDAP, I seem to be unable to use the server as an
> authentication source for the Mac OS X machines unless I try to use
Apple's Xserve uses OpenLDAP for authentication, so if you get it
right, the Macs will behave pretty much like they would in a native
Mac environment. Note that a Mac user can authenticate against an
LDAP server to mount his home directory through NFS, and then mount
file shares using SAMBA or NFS or Appletalk, and that could be a
second authentication to the same or to a different server.
> The problem I seem to have is that I can only get Windows to work with
> the server or OS X to work with the server, but not both.
> I am rather new to this area and I cannot seem to find any good
> documentation or examples thus far. Has anyone tried this or have some
> experience in this area and could provide some suggestions or
> to implementation?
But here are some folks who have apparently done just what you are
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