[Samba] Domain name

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sun Oct 2 01:03:17 GMT 2005

On Sat, 2005-10-01 at 16:52 -0700, test ya wrote:
> I have 2 server including the PDC. This is going to
> grow to 4 servers total. I have one PDC and i have
> 1000+ user accounts setup. Logins work fine from all
> computers. Currently I have 2 user groups one on each
> server in order to reduce the load because I am using
> old 300mhz computers. The problem that is see is that
> when i login and decide to set permissions on the
> samba "server" not the PDC while on a windows client
> is that the under domain is gives the right domain
> name but the userlist is in the form SERVER2/username
> on the pdc files have the form DOMAIN/username. This
> may not be a problem but would confuse any people that
> wish to set their personal permissions on their files.
> I could stop all these problems by running this server
> as a nfs-server and just use the pdc as login/server 
> to serve the files. Problem is this is a 1.5ghz and
> that may be too much load on that machine. So any
> advise would be appreciated.
> Another problem I have is the that on the PDC the
> there is only a few actual home directory's being
> served and the bulk of home directories are on
> different samba servers. The default action specified
> on the PDC is for the windows computers to connect to
> their home directory on H:. This is fine for the the
> few that have their homes on the PDC but most dont.
> Any advise on how to redirect the specific users to
> their proper samba server. I guess login scripts is my
> only option. Right?
> Thanks 
> Chris HHS-Tech

If you use tdbsam or ldapsam for passdb backend, you can specify
directly with each account where their profiles and home directories are
located and they can be on entirely different servers. 1000 users
accounts, LDAP would be my recommendation.


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