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

David Trask dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
Sun Jun 27 01:41:51 UTC 2004

Thanks for the tips Chris!  :-)  I actually will be rewriting some of this
in the next few weeks.  I learned some new things from Derek Dresser when
I was helping him do a session on Samba/LDAP at the annual Gould Academy
Linux Summer Seminar.  I'm going to add some stuff for simple ACL's and so
forth....I will also make the changes you recommended.  One note:  as for
the WinXP registry stuff...I wasn't sure if Samba 3 had this
licked....hence it was a copy and paste afterthought.  ;-)  

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
>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...

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us

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