[Samba] account migartion from NIS and Smbpasswd to LDAP

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Mon Mar 14 19:22:51 GMT 2005

> There are both machine accounts and user accounts in the "smbpasswd" 
> file. So pdbedit will automatically put machine accounts into 
> ou=Computers and user accounts into ou=users, am I right?

That I couldn't tell you honestly.  It stands to reason that the command 
could figure out which is which, but I have no empirical data to back 
that up.

>>> I've tried "smbldap-migrate-unix-accounts" to migrate NIS account 
>>> into LDAP. It is a great tool. There is no problem if he/she 
>>> authenticate from Linux machine with his old NIS account. But I 
>>> found that I need to run smbldap-passwd to give a new passwd so that 
>>> he/she can authenticate from windows machine. Does anyone has a 
>>> better solution about it?
>> So by your subject line it appears that you have a smbpasswd file 
>> someplace.  You can use the pdbedit command with import and export 
>> flags to move the relevant fields over to ldap.

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