[Samba] How to Join Samba Client to a Samba PDC Domain with ldap?

Alberto Moreno portsbsd at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 23:23:21 GMT 2008

On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 8:03 AM, Adam Williams
<awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us> wrote:
> /etc/ldap.conf will handle the linux shell accounts, use authconfig-tui.
> for getting samba on your centos 5.2 server talking to your PDC, see chapter
> 7 of Samba 3 by example.pdf.  you won't need to run slapd on your centos 5.2
> server unless you want to have it act as a slave/read only/replication LDAP
> server to your PDC server which isn't required.
> Alberto Moreno wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 5:41 AM, Adam Williams
> <awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us> wrote:
> you want to have samba on your centos 5.2 system join the samba domain
> handled by samba/ldap on your PDC?
>  Yes Adams thats what I whant to do.
>   Albert give some points, now about the point where I need to
> configure ldap inside my client (Centos), I need to run slapd inside
> my client? or what SW i need to run? (I know that I need to run samba,
> Albert say that I don't need winbind)
>    In my client, I don't need to edit anything inside /etc/openldap/ ?
> just /etc/ldap.conf?
>    To get the users from my PDC, I have to edit the same files I edit
> inside my PDC(nsswitch.conf, systems-auth, etc)?
>    This is new for me, this is way I have a lot of doubts, I read the
> manuals, but I still have some holes.
>    Thanks for your support.

   Thanks all u people.

    Following your instructions I had finally add my Linux box to my domain.

    I was reading the samba by example before + official how-to + www
docs but I didn't understand very well, but today my brain was
concentrate and with the info u people give to me I finally understand
the process.

    Thanks again from your great help all of u!!!

LIving the dream...

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