[Samba] create smbpasswd/tdbsam from ldapsam/LDAP query?
ilia at paramon.ru
Mon Jan 23 16:45:21 GMT 2006
> As some of you may know, I'm trying to set up Samba BDC on a disk- and fan-less tiny mipsel_CPU router running OpenWRT distribution.
> I already managed to compile Samba 3.0.21a and OpenLDAP 2.3.18 for it, and they seem to work fine.
> The problem is, this tiny distribution for routers doesn't seem to have anything like Name Service Switch (NSS), and relies solely on /etc/passwd
> and /etc/group.
it doesn't have to be NSS.
You can use /etc/passwd for name <--> uid mapping and ldap for NT/LM
> In other words, Samba will be unable to get users from LDAP.
it doesn't have to :-)
> I thought that perhaps a workaround would be to fetch all needed info from the LDAP, and create proper /etc/passwd and smbpasswd files (or tdbsam
hashed user password are somewhat very different in terms of ldap and
passwd. You can use pam, but You don't need it for samba.
> Is it possible to do so?
> Or perhaps there are some tools for converting ldapsam to tdbsam?
it is beatiful thing for converting from anything to anything :-)
> Tomasz Chmielewski
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