[Samba] Multiple samba servers with LDAP

cooper mail cooper.list at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 13:36:19 GMT 2005

   Thanks for the response.  I have read both the HowTo and the By
Example.  Neither covers much in regard to my situation.  I have NO
windows servers, only samba servers.

I am using LDAP, nss_ldap, and pam_ldap to handle the local unix
accounts.  The samba PDC is also using ldap as its passdb backend. 
Every thing is working fine at this time.  I have tried both of the
setups I have mentioned, and both work.  I am just wondering what is
the recomended/best practice setup.

I am not using windbind at this time.  I read in another post from
Jerry, that the only reason I would need windbind, in my scenario, is
if I had a trust relationship with another domain.  I do not.



On Sun, 06 Mar 2005 21:23:27 -0700, Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-03-06 at 21:23 -0500, cooper mail wrote:
> > I was wondering what the best practice is for setting up several SAMBA
> > servers in a SAMBA domain all on the same LAN.  Here is what I am
> > looking at
> >
> > PDC: LDAP, Samba, nss_ldap, pam_ldap
> > Member1: Samba, nss_ldap, pam_ldap
> > Member2: Samba, nss_ldap, pam_ldap
> > Member . . . .
> >
> > Should I set the member servers up with:
> > Security = domain
> > and join the severs with net rpc join
> >
> > or, whould it be better to set them up with:
> > passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://pdc.domain.com
> > security = server
> >
> > Do you see where I am going?  If you need more details to answer, let me know.
> ----
> You should probably consult both the HOWTO and more specifically, the BY
> EXAMPLE documentation for discussions about this as only you can decide
> the value of this.
> Nowhere did you mention winbindd...
> Given local unix accounts are necessary for samba connections, I would
> think an overall strategy should be thought out carefully.
> Craig
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