[Samba] Adding a GNU/Linux client to a FreeBSD Domain controller

വിവെക്.വി.സി Vivek Varghese Cherian vivekcherian at gmail.com
Fri Apr 21 05:54:45 GMT 2006

On 4/13/06, Gary Dale <garydale at torfree.net> wrote:
> വിവെക്.വി.സി Vivek Varghese Cherian wrote:
> >I am trying to add a GNU/Linux client to a FreeBSD domain controller
> running
> >Samba. Can some one guide as to how to go about it ?
> >
> >I have managed to add Microsoft Windows 2000 clients to the domain but
> would
> >like to have some guidance on how to go about adding GNU/Linux clients.
> >
> >I did a bit of searching and could not find a simple how to. A reference
> >of sorts would help.
> >
> >Thanks in advance.
> >
> >--
> >Vivek Varghese Cherian
> >Free as in Freedom  <www.gnu.org>
> >
> >
> I'd suggest that the fact the server is running FreeBSD is likely
> irrelevent. What you need to do is to have your workstation authenticate
> through the proper PAM modules. However, this also means that your
> server needs to be able to service the PAM requests. If you look at
> http://us4.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/unixclients.html#id2564417
> you will find that using a tdbsam backend is possible but rather
> fragile. LDAP is a more robust solution.

Thanks Gary for your response

How about using tdbsam, the management here has not asked me to implement
LDAP because a systems administrator here tried to implement it here before
and failed.

I think i'll stick with tdbsam unless the management explicitly asks me to
do so.

Vivek Varghese Cherian
Free as in Freedom  <www.gnu.org>

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