[Samba] Samba domain an many sites

Chris Garrigues cwg-dated-1118526541.735e56 at Trinsics.Com
Mon Jun 6 21:49:01 GMT 2005

> From:  spiv007 <spiv007 at gmail.com>
> Date:  Mon, 6 Jun 2005 17:34:28 -0400
> Im going to install a samba domain at 4 of my sites but I trying to
> take of the best way to do this.
> going to have siteA, siteBm, siteC, and siteD.  There will be an ipsec
> between all sites.  In the past if i had to do a setup like that would
> to a box at each site and from there I would make rsync the samba
> passwd file to all the sites to keep logins in sync.
> Is there a better ways to to this?  Keep in mind if make a central db
> lets say at siteA, I dont want to down if siteA loses its internet
> connection.  I would want to be able it function fine if I move
> internet at any of those locations.

Set up a master LDAP server at one site and slave LDAP servers at the others 
and use slurpd to distribute the data, then just point the samba server to the 
local ldap server.

The only tricky part I can think of is that you'll have to make sure all four 
sites use the same SID.


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