[Samba] Linux users and Samba 4

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Wed Nov 30 00:09:25 MST 2011

On 30/11/11 07:50, Michael Wood wrote:
> On 29 November 2011 21:34, steve<steve at steve-ss.com>  wrote:
>> On 29/11/11 20:20, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 20:09 +0100, steve wrote:
>>>> I have a LAN of linux and win7 clients currently with Samba 3.6 and
>>>> LDAP. Linux users authenticate against LDAP and are placed in their
>>>> nfs'd /home folder. The same user can also logon to windows. His roaming
>>>> profile is stored in his /home folder. (something like .msprofile_v2)
>>>> How do I transfer my current Linux/Samba 3/LDAP users over to
>>>> Linux/Samba 4?
>>> Samba4's winbind does not support RFC2307,  so doing this is pretty
>>> rough.  I think you need to either use CIFS + winbind everywhere or
>>> somehow maintain an external idmap.
>>> Yea, it is horrible.  We are staring down the barrell of the same gun.
>> I don't believe it. So with samba 4, we are back to having to have two
>> separate accounts and two passwords. AgghhH!!!
>> So, after all this, I've now found out that Samba 4 only caters for windows
>> clients; it does not provide the single sign on that samba3/LDAP offers.
>> That can't be true can it?
>> Any ideas anyone?
> Bear in mind that Samba 4 is still alpha.  There has not been a
> production release yet.
> As Jeremy said, they are discussing what needs to be done before
> releasing Samba 4.0.0 and how to reconcile Samba 3's winbind and Samba
> 4's winbind etc., so if something that is critical for you does not
> currently work, you should file a bug report.

Yep. I realise the 'alphaness' of Samba 4 but I think I am not alone 
with my issue. I think I should be easy to fix now before it goes beta.



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