[Samba] : how to connect samba with Active directory on openSUSE 10.3

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Mon Jun 23 18:32:39 GMT 2008

On Monday 23 June 2008 13:21:04 Reveal MAP wrote:
> Hi,
> I intend to connect freeradius 2.0.2-3 to Active directory, following this
> http://wiki.freeradius.org/FreeRADIUS_Active_Directory_Integration_HOWTO
> as i am a real newbi at linux, i am here for some questions. some of them
> could be silly, but please, excuse me and my poor english too!
> the HOWTO point a file named "smb.conf" laocated usually at
> /etc/samba/smb.conf

[stuff cut out here]

> operating systeme is SUSE 10.3 and samba version is 3.0.26a
> - first, in the global section, i wonder which is correct between
> "workgroup = MYDOMAIN" and  "    workgroup = MYDOMAIN.LOCAL"
> - Then i identified files like:
>      /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/examples/smb.conf.SUSE
>     /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/examples/smb.conf.default
> they contains part of the stuffs i have to configure. so my second
> questionis, have i to take care of these files too or should i just follow
> the HOWTO and put all my lines in smb.conf only?
> hoping to be read and understood,

Your request has been read.  It is clearly understood.  Please read the Samba 
documentation.  There are two detailed books.


Given that your experience is just beginning, you may want to see this working 
with not too much effort.  In this case, experiement with the working network 
examples in the Samba3-ByExample book.  If you want to get straight to the 
implementation you desire, check the chapter (I think it is chapter 7) on 
adding Domain Member Clients and Servers.  You will find a close 
approximation to your needs there. It does not include the Free RADIUS stuff, 
but at least will get you a working Samba server that is an ADS domain 


- John T.

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