[Samba] account migartion from NIS and Smbpasswd to LDAP

Steve Zeng szeng at mainframe.ca
Mon Mar 14 19:31:52 GMT 2005


I will try that out and let you know. Thanks a lot.

>> 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.


Steve Zeng
Systems Administrator
Mainframe Entertainment Inc
T: (604) 628-1000 ext 5293

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