[Samba] Same home path on multiple servers - how to ?

Götz Reinicke - IT Koordinator goetz.reinicke at filmakademie.de
Tue Dec 3 10:43:35 MST 2013

Am 03.12.13 18:20, schrieb steve:
> On Tue, 2013-12-03 at 17:57 +0100, Götz Reinicke - IT Koordinator wrote:
>> Am 03.12.13 17:47, schrieb steve:
>>> On Tue, 2013-12-03 at 17:13 +0100, G=C3=B6tz Reinicke - IT Koordinator =
>> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I have a samba 3.6 PDC with ldap backend.
>>>> Now I'd like to add an other storage samba server which uses the same
>>>> home directory structure as the PDC.
>>>> I have configured the new server using winbind, so the users can log i=
>> n
>>>> with the password stored in ldap.
>>>> But the home directory stored in ldap is not used; the new server
>>>> searches in /home/UID or /home/DOMAIN/uid.
>>>> Any hints? Or suggestions?
>>> =20
>>> Hi
>>> Is the home directory you want stored in ldap? If so, why not use sssd
>>> or nss-ldapd to pull it from ldap rather than relying on the defaults i=
>> n
>>> Samba? Don't forget to change nsswitch.conf accordingly.
>> Hi,
>> yes, the home directory is stored in ldap. I thought (dont ask my why)
>> not using sssd or nss-ldapd would be more simple in that case.
>> Doing "all" with winbind/samba was my hope.
> If you're happier with winbind, then maybe that will work too. I only
> mention my preferences because I know that they work and their configs
> are simple. At least they are against the AD ldap in Samba4 e.g. here
> are the changed AD mappings for ldapd:
> map     passwd  uid                sAMAccountName
> map     passwd  homeDirectory      unixHomeDirectory
> map     passwd  gecos              displayName
> I think that with openldap, it's just wysiwyg. Nothing need be remapped
> unless you have some unusual attributes in ur ldap.

Thanks, but I'm totaly open minded, as this it the first "member" Server
we install. The old way was to have local users on the storage servers.
This was more project driven, so one or two users -> one storage server.
But the new server should aggregate four to five "stand alone samba"
servers and should be available to more users too.

So may be the sssd way is the better one too for the future.

What do you think?

	Regards . Götz

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