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RE: [K12OSN] Winbind and K12LTSP

Thankyou very much for that information Ash, I have been having real trouble getting winbind working today. It was working to the point where I could retrieve domain information about users and groups, I was however having trouble getting the PAM system working properly, I left it until today, but to no avail. Now I cant even get winbind to retrieve domain info. I will try again tomorrow though.

Thanks for that help.


From: Ash Green <ash lathom-high lancsngfl ac uk>
Reply-To: k12osn redhat com
To: k12osn redhat com
Subject: RE: [K12OSN] Winbind and K12LTSP
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 14:11:00 +0000

I've got Winbind working with K12LTSP ... To get a 'NT' feel, I'm
running ICEWM - the locked down version is very similar to a fully
restricted NT box.
Took a while to get winbind running, but make sure you've got the latest
version of samba, do a basic install --with-pam and you'll be sorted ...
The trickiest bit was configuring the right pam modules correctly!

Follow the winbind howto to the letter, make extensive use of the debug
version of winbindd; tail -f /var/log/messages and use wbinfo.  By
running these 3 utils concurrently its pretty easy to troubleshoot
problems and find out if they?re related to your SMB master browser (NT
PDC), your linux installation, PAM, or spurious information!

Good luck ;-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-admin redhat com
> [mailto:k12osn-admin redhat com] On Behalf Of M H
> Sent: 01 December 2002 21:46
> To: k12osn redhat com
> Subject: [K12OSN] Winbind and K12LTSP
> has anybody managed to get Winbind working with the K12LTSP
> yet? I had some
> thoughts about the XPde environment, is there a default user
> template within
> K12LTSP, becuase if there is, I could install the XPde
> environment into a
> normal user, then copy the account data into the default
> profile directory,
> so when winbind creates the new *nix user it will create it using the
> default profile, and will therefore have the XPde environment loaded.
> Just a thought, any feedback is appreciated.
> Mike
> >From: "M H" <haxor_2001 hotmail com>
> >Reply-To: k12osn redhat com
> >To: k12osn redhat com
> >Subject: Re: [K12OSN] XPde and K12LTSP
> >Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 21:02:41 +0000
> >
> >Yeah, this is one I am gonna try and implement on my Proof of Concept
> >tomorrow. It may be up and running, I will get you some load
> info ASAP. I
> >am however, guessing, that its gonna take a large ammount of
> configuration
> >to get it working with K12LTSP, and since I dont fully
> understand all of
> >the components working together in LTSP, I'm not sure if I
> will be capable
> >of implementing it at the moment. However, its only a matter
> of time before
> >I do.
> >
> >Mike
> >
> >
> >>From: Steve Wright <paua quicksilver net nz>
> >>Reply-To: k12osn redhat com
> >>To: k12osn redhat com
> >>Subject: Re: [K12OSN] XPde and K12LTSP
> >>Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 09:22:21 +1300
> >>
> >>M H wrote:
> >>
> >>>I am quite puzzled as to how I am going to continue. I am
> setting up
> >>>K12LTSP with a Samba Server, and I will be using Winbind
> to allow users
> >>>to use their NT Usernames and Passwords instead of having
> to set up
> >>>serperate Linux ones. I am however wondering how I could
> use XPde with
> >>>this setup, I want to make the Linux Boxes look as much
> like the NT boxes
> >>>as possible. However the instructions for setting up XPde
> (www.xpde.com)
> >>>state that it should be set up as the user that is going
> to install it. I
> >>>am wondering if there is a way I can do this, given that I
> have nearly
> >>>1000 users that will be accessing the system at some
> point. I honestly
> >>>dont want to have to log in to every account, install it,
> configure it
> >>>and log out. It would also be nice to have some form of
> distributed
> >>>management for XPde, has anyone had any experience with
> >>>Kylix OE?
> >>>
> >>
> >>Mike,
> >>
> >>I'm sorry I can't help you, but I think XPde is very
> attractive, and
> >>I'm
> >>wondering what the server-loading is for this product -
> that is, how
> >>'heavy' a window manager is it, and what are the
> consequences with regard
> >>to server-loading..
> >>
> >>Please, do keep us informed.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>kind regards,
> >>Steve
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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