[K12OSN] Samba/LDAP how-to in OO format

Chris Hobbs chobbs at silvervalley.k12.ca.us
Fri Jun 25 21:29:05 UTC 2004

David Trask wrote:

>here's the Samba LDAP how-to in OO format
Hi David (et al):

I've now got my Samba3+LDAP test domain up and running, and wanted to 
share a few places where I diverged from your tutorial, one major, one 
annoying, and one trivial:

First the m,ajor one: please remove the "Set primary group script" line 
from smb.conf -- from what I can gather it is really unneccessary, and 
it makes it impossible to join NT4 clients to the domain. It must be a 
bug in the smbldap-usermod script (true of both 8.4 and 8.5), but 
commenting out that line saved what's left of my hair for the time being.

The annoying item we already discussed on the list last week: if you use 
CPAN to install Crypt::SmbHash, you cannot install smbldap-tools*.rpm 
without either specifying the --nodeps option to rpm or going through 
the hassle of finding and installing athe Crypt_SmbHash rpm.

The minor nit is the section on registry key hacking on XP. Samba3 has 
licked this one -- a fresh install of XP had no trouble joining the 
Samba3 domain.

Other than those items, the howto as a whole is outstanding, and my new 
domain is working well. In fact, I just figured out how to setup 
replication so I can look at putting domain controllers out at all of my 

Thanks again for all of your hard work David -- this type of document is 
as important as writing code when it comes to getting people actually 
using the software.

Hope this helps the next traveler out...

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