[Samba] unixHomeDirectory, loginShell, etc. on Samba4 AD DC

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 19:35:31 UTC 2015

On 17/09/15 20:15, buhorojo wrote:
> On 17/09/15 13:11, Jim Seymour wrote:
>> On Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:00:36 +0200
>> buhorojo <buhorojo.lcb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> I only did it as a project.
>> TBH: Given the grief getting Samba4 going as an AD DC has given me, it
>> had pretty much gotten to "I'm gonna finish this just to see if I can
>> make it work" status, here, too.  It was increasingly unlikely ever to
>> see production status.
>>> But if I can do it, it must be easy. I'll find
>>> the links if you're stuck.
>> Well, for starters, the documentation on the SambaWiki again seems to
>> be incorrect.  But, once I worked around that, I found the included
>> apparmor configs were wildly incorrect.  At that point, since we no
>> longer had any interest in putting it into production, there was no
>> longer justification for time.  And I've lost all  interest in spending
>> *my own* time on it.
>>> But I do know that to do what you want to
>>> do, you'll have to lose winbind. It is not configurable and not ready
>>> for production. Many of the problems here are about winbind. That
>>> says a lot.
>> It does.  Unfortunately, given the follow-up your comments received:
>> Apparently saying that was the equivalent of telling the Emperor he
>> has no clothes.  Upon my relating that to my colleagues: All remaining
>> IT support for the effort evaporated.
>>> HTH
>> It did, but not *quite* in the manner in which you intended, I expect ;)
>> I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the many others
>> who so generously gave of their time and expertise to try to help me.
>> Special thanks to Rowland Penny and L.P.H. van Belle, in particular.
>> Regards,
>> Jim
> Let's be honest though, it's a wonderful coding achievement and it's 
> great for hobbyists to tinker around with. Our teacher struggled to 
> keep it up and running and we as students found it easy to break. It 
> also helped me get a grade B in my GCSE exam. Installing a domain with 
> s4 sssd w8 and opensuse sharing data. It's not hard to configure- a 
> grade B student can do it- but there are easier ways to share files 
> securely these days and you don't constantly have to fiddle with 
> configuration files. I ought to add a reminder though. We may be 
> privileged since cloud for ordinary companies is priced per user I 
> think. As a school, we get it free.
> Well done for persisting as long as you did. I was forced due to exam 
> pressures to continue until the bitter end!
> Lest they feel we're speaking against them and their beloved project, 
> we'd also like to thank the folk here and those on the opensuse list. 
> We often wonder where they get all their time from. They must also 
> realise that a windows domain is not the best solution for everything. 
> Thanks.
> (Our English teacher helped us with the wording. We should take no 
> credit.)

Red owl, will you please go away, you only seem to post on here to knock 
Samba, so what is the point?

I would also suggest that you get a new English teacher, your last post 
was full of grammatical errors.


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