[Samba] Linux machine to join Samba Domain

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 11:46:15 MDT 2014

On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 12:08 PM, vikas <c.vikas at altechtechnologies.com> wrote:

> thanks for reply..
> As far as ldap is concerned i am pretty new to it still learning/reading
> much stuff on that. I have installed samba using
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_AD_DC_HOWTO
> Samba 4.1.5 installed on centos 6.3 64bit bare server

Stop here. *WHICH* bundle or distribution of Samba 4.1.5? Because I've
got to say, there are so many options and variants available in the
build process, and potential overwrites or conflictes of RPM published
dependencies, that you really need to look at some RPM based package
if you're working with CentOS or RHEL or Scientific Linux or Suse or

And the closest you're going to find to *that* is my build tools over
at https://github.com/nkadel/samba4repo/.  Otherwise, and if you're
not yourself interested in doing Samba development, save yourself a
lot of pain and stick with the operating supported versions of the

> After reading some stuff i figured out that ldap is integrated into samba
> (which i don't understand in a broader view like how this is working, if
> someone knows please tell). I just installed phpldapadmin thought that i can
> see ldap database but no success. (just for information)

Also keep in mind. Account management is in LDAP, authentication is
normally via Kerberos, for both Samba and for Active Directory. But
getting the Kerberos part to play nicely on CentOS 5 or 6 is awkward,
because Red Hat chose to use the "Heimdall" Kerberos library, not the
MIT, and Samba 4.x is using the

> my setup is pretty simple just to get authenticate through samba4 whether
> linux or windows but for linux i am still trying to get things done.
> thanks

Perhaps you should double check the notes at
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Samba4 about Kerberos library
issues between Red Hat based operating systems and Samba 4.

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