[Samba] SAMBA+LDAP in a Workgroup
rmortimer at bluechiptechnology.co.uk
Fri Mar 17 09:45:32 GMT 2006
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> From: samba-bounces+rmortimer=bluechiptechnology.co.uk at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:samba-bounces+rmortimer=bluechiptechnology.co.uk at lists.samba.org
> ]On Behalf Of Markus Korth
> Sent: 17 March 2006 08:28
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> Subject: Re: [Samba] SAMBA+LDAP in a Workgroup
> HiHo Tom!
> Tom Haerens wrote:
> > Hi,
> > This may be a dumb question (I'm new with this), but is it
> possible to use
> > SAMBA in combination with LDAP in a Workgroup?
> > All the manuals and examples I can find, are talking about Domains and
> > PDCs.
LDAP is a heavyweight store for massive amounts of passwords and extended
data needed to run 100s or 1000s of PCs. In a workgroup there is no central
password store. In a workgroup each windows client has local users and would
never consult a central authentication database so the LDAP would only hold
accounts for the local Linux machine/samba users.
This is a Sledgehammer + nut situation
Look at the normal samba database
> I've such a setup running here and I'm quite satisfied. We once migrated
> from NIS to LDAP and later added the Samba scheme to our LDAP server. We
> are just using simple file- and print services with Samba.
> We don't use the PDC functionality as, up to now, I don't see an
> advantage for us - just more administration effort.
> Roughly said, the LDAP is just used for user accounts and groups, i.e.
> passwords and userid/group matching.
> There are enough websites that describe such a setup, by the way. Start
> with these here:
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