[Samba] hello and question on Mac OS X Server use of Samba

James Peach jorgar at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 16:03:44 GMT 2006

On 25/09/06, Jaime Magiera <jaime at sensoryresearch.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to the list (and samba). It's a great technology and I look
> forward to learning more about it.
> I have an OS X Server that utilizes the built-in Samba to allow for
> Windows client connectivity. The OSXS gets the majority of its users
> from an LDAP server elsewhere on the campus.
> On OSXS, it's expected that the Windows users will be local or that
> the server will be a KDC or that the server will be bound to an AD.
> Regrettably, my server is not bound not an AD, nor is it a Kerberos
> KDC for the University and the users are not local but from the
> campus-wide LDAP server.
> The only option I can think of for Windows clients to use Samba is to
> re-kerberize the Samba service itself to the University KDC. I can
> get the keytabs. However, I've been told by folks on other lists that
> there on some tweaks on OSXS that make Samba configuration a little
> different.

You can definitely configure Samba to talk to the campus-wide LDAP
server to resolve user names. Check the official howto and the "by
example" books on samba.org.

> Does anyone here have experience (re)kerberizing Samba on an OSX
> Server? Or any suggestions how I could solve this conundrum I'm in?
> Or, if I'm misunderstanding something about how Samba works?

AFAIK, windows clients will only do Kerberos authentication to AD
member servers.

James Peach | jorgar at gmail.com

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