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Re: [K12OSN] Eureka! Woo-Hoo! It works!



Congrats! That¹s Awesome! - jamie

On 6/8/04 11:29 AM, "David Trask" <dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us> wrote:

> YaaaaaaaaaaaHooooooooooo!
> 
> That was the sound emanating from a remote corner of the VCS library where
> I was sitting at a test machine (Windows XP) joining the machine to the
> domain and then successfully logging on thereby retreiving a roaming
> profile.  
> 
> Now why is this so exciting?  After all joining a domain and so forth is
> no big deal.  However, it is if you are doing it for the first time with
> cutting (bleeding) edge stuff.  Up until now I've been running Samba 2.27a
> on RedHat 9.  I've wanted to upgrade to Samba 3 for quite some time, but
> the change from 2.2x to 3.0.x has been similar to the change from Jaguar
> to Panther in the Mac OS X world.  It had changed just enough to
> completely screw up nearly everything I had developed (documented) up to
> then.  In case you're wondering...the cool thing about Samba/LDAP is
> centralized authentication for all platforms....my users all have one
> username and home directory regardless of what machine, subnet, or
> platform.
> 
> After wiping my test server nearly 20 times (I screw up a lot) I finally
> got it to work.  I had gotten very close, but no cigar....and then
> today....a breakthrough!  I finally figured out the monumentally stupid
> mistake I kept repeating over and over.  The good news?  I now have a
> Samba 3 /LDAP server working on Fedora Core 2 (essentially RedHat 11)
> using Samba 3.03-5.  I was so excited I started dancing around the room
> while astonished 7th graders looked on (and eventually joined in).  I even
> high-fived the librarian.  The self-induced time sucking vortex that I was
> going to deal with this summer has suddenly become strangely quiet.  I see
> a few weeks of vacation coming into focus.  I see servers being completely
> redone and readied for the fall within days of school ending next
> Wednesday.  This is so very cool!  Now I'm going to document it and make
> copies of my configs to share with the folks at the Gould Linux Seminar in
> two weeks!
> 
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Coordinator
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us
> (207)923-3100
> 
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