[Samba] Joining EMC NAS to Samba 3 Domain?
abartlet at samba.org
Tue Mar 27 06:37:36 GMT 2007
On Mon, 2007-03-26 at 12:40 -0700, Jim Hogan wrote:
> I see list discussions on this subject from a few years back but they
> were very brief and, it seems, inconclusive.
> I would be interested in hearing from anybody who has discovered the
> "trick" to getting an EMC Celerra to join their Samba 3.x domain.
> I have an old NetApp Filer happily joined. I simply created an account
> with "smbldap-useradd -w filername" and when I then configured the Filer
> for CIFS it was immediately accessible and I could see "SambaNTPassword"
> and related bits in its record (LDAP backend using Fedora Directory
> I did the same for the EMC, "smbldap-useradd -w emcname". Then, when I
> create the EMC's CIFS server (with name, domain, NT4/netbios type, WINS
> spec) it does appear in Domain browse list very quickly, but no
> resources are available. The dump of the EMC's CIFS config (included
> below) shows all of the correct Netbios stuff.
> In LDAP, the SambaNTPassword attribute (and a few others created in
> client records when a successful join is completed) are missing.
> EMC documentation is to the effect "Windows NT servers are automatically
> joined to a domain when created". This does not square with other joins
> where a Samba root user/password are required. EMC does have a "Join"
> option for its "server_cifs" command (that takes a password), but this
> is supposedly only for Win2000+ . I tried it anyway. It times out.
The password-based join is what I would prefer to have people use, but
'smbpasswd -a -m' should match NT4 is this respect (setting a password
matching the machine name).
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc. http://redhat.com
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