[Samba] AD howtos: LDAP needed?

Hector Blanco white.lists at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 11:34:24 GMT 2008


Well... I am just a newbie, so I might be wrong (and I'm probably am)
but I don't think you need to set up Ldap to autenticate a Linux
machine against an Active Directory server. If you want to do the
opposite, probably yes (I'm not 100% sure). But since you're using the
"getent passwd" command, I assume your Linux machine is the client,
right? Then I don't think you need LDAP (but as I said, I'm probably
wrong :S ) It should be enough with Samba

I found this:

Maybe it can help

2008/11/7 degbert degbert <degbert42 at gmail.com>:
> Hello,
> Sorry for two messages, but I thought it would make more sense to use one
> message per question.
> Why do so many (but not all) AD howtos mention LDAP? Without configuring
> LDAP I can use getent passwd or getent group to see the users in the AD.
> Is there a benefit to also editing nsswitch to query LDAP?
> Degbert.
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