[Samba] NIS to SAMBA4 Migration

Thomas Simmons twsnnva at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 09:52:41 MST 2012

Hello Steve,

The only way I have found to enable those options is to provision with
"--use-rfc2307". We are performing an upgrade from Samba3 and I noticed
that the options were not grayed out after performing a classicupgrade, but
were grayed out after a "clean" provision. I finally figured out that the
classicupgrade always uses the "--use-rfc2307" flag. This flag will add the
option "idmap_ldb:use rfc2307 = yes" to your smb.conf, however, it has been
my experience that adding that to smb.conf post-provision does not enable
the UNIX Attributes options, so the provision option must do something
else. I would like to know if there is a way to enable this after the fact,
but I've not come up with anything yet. I need to complete further testing
on the actual authentication of Linux clients, Apache, RADIUS and OpenVPN,
but have run into a show-stopper with DNS replication and have moved all my
efforts to this for the time being. I was able to get Linux clients
authenticating via winbind, but this was before I found out about the
"--use-rfc2307" option and winbind was using auto-generated UIDs and GIDs.
Any notes you come up with would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Thomas.

On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 10:38 AM, Steve van Maanen <steve at starsphere.jp>wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I am trying to figure out a way to migrate NIS maps to SAMBA4 (I want to
> replace NIS with SAMAB4 for a Linux domain. I have researched a fair bit on
> the web but have not found out any solutions and was hoping I could find
> some help here. What I have found so far pertains to Windows
> implementations of Active Directory.
> Here are my questions.
> 1) Is it possible with a default install of SAMBA4 or do I need to extend
> the schema?
> 2) I notice there is a Unix attributes tab for users, when using Active
> Directory users and groups to administer the Samba4 AD, but I am unable to
> change the properties. Is there any way I can enable this?
> 3) Has anyone done this and if so, can you offer me some pointers?
> Many thanks!
> Steve
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