[Samba] Samba as PDC,
LDAP-based authentication for windows & linux clients
schönfeld / in-medias-res
schoenfeld at in-medias-res.com
Fri Oct 6 08:36:45 GMT 2006
we currently run a Windows Server 2003 Terminalserver and a NT4 PDC /
File Server. Additional there is a server in the development unit acting
as login server for the linux boxes. We now want to introduce a new file
server and thereby replace the nt4 domain controller with a samba domain
controller and consollidate it with the linux login server. I'm pretty
sure it should be possible to do this with a central ldap server, samba
and nfs. But there are some pitfalls i may stuck on, so i want to know
if someone realised something like that before and can answere me some
questions. Access control should be handled by posix acls.
1. Do i need two seperate LDAP directories for linux auth and
samba-based windows auth? (e.g. because of different password hashes? or
is there maybe a possibility to store passwords in _one_ ldap directory
in _one_ hashing format which works for both windows and linux?)
If i need seperate LDA directories: Where should i start to keep things
2. I know that windows users can change there password on the windows
terminalserver. But how do the linux users do?
Any tipps about that scenario are appreciated.
Thanks in advance
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