[Samba] Winbind and email server

Dimitri Yioulos dyioulos at firstbhph.com
Thu Mar 30 15:53:10 GMT 2006


Sincere apologies for asking this again, but I'm just not getting this to 
work, and must be missing something here:

My company's network is based around a Windows 2003 server AD, with several 
RHEL AS 3 boxes connected to it via samba (3.0.21c-1).  This scheme works 
very well.  I've set up, and have successfully been using a sendmail-based 
email system, too.

My issue is this:  When I create a user account in AD, I have to also create 
it in the mail server.  This is inconvenient and inefficient.

I have samba installed on the mail server. I also have the mkhomedir module 
installed, and the appropriate line to invoke it is in the samba, pop, and 
smtp.sendmail config files under /etc/pam.d.  My users are using the Outlook 
2003 mail client.  If I create a user in the email server, then Outlook has 
no problem connecting to the mail server using the user's credentials from 
the email server.  But, if the user is only created in AD, then Outlook 
complains that the incoming pop server won't authenticate the user, despite 
the fact that winbind is fired up, wbinfo -u shows the user, and getent 
passwd shows the user's credentials.  Arrrgh!  IMHO, this is the one small 
thing that keeps this from being a really great system.

Can anybody show me the way to get over the hump?

Many thanks.


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