[Samba] Linux member server, or something else?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 02:11:44 GMT 2009

> I have a Samba PDC with an LDAP backend password database, against which
> WinXP clients authenticate. I also have a Ubuntu workstation, which
> authenticates directly to the same LDAP password database (no Samba).
> I now wish to have the WinXP clients be able to map shares on the Ubuntu
> workstation, so I obviously need to get Samba working on it. I can slog
> through the technical details, but I want to make sure I have the concept
> properly figured out - will the Ubuntu workstation be a "member server",
> configured as such per the Samba documentation using Winbind, or is there a
> different way I should be thinking about this?
> Thanks for any general pointers.

That is what I have with my samba setup. I mean I have a PDC, a BDC, 3
to 5 LDAP servers and 5 or so member servers. On my PDC and BDC there
are no real file shares. The member servers have that. My member
servers have winbind.


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