[K12OSN] SMBLDAP installer update coming soon...

David Trask dtrask at vcsvikings.org
Thu Jul 7 19:11:28 UTC 2005

Hi all....

Matt has sent me an updated version of the smbldap-installer script to
test and document....unfortunately it may be Monday at the earliest before
I can do it....I MAY get a chance to try it tomorrow a.m. as I'm headed
home tonight and may get some time in the a.m. to at least take a peek at
it.  My understanding is that it should be more OS agnostic meaning that
it should run on more versions of Linux such as FC 3, FC 4, RH EL,
possibly CentOS...etc.  I will obviously check this out with Matt....Matt
also indicated that distros that do not use "authconfig" may need some
more "involved" configuring with PAM stuff that will allow the OS to
authenticate via LDAP.  You'll need to check up on how to do that with
your OS.  I do know that plans are in the works to make this happen in an
"authconfig" manner for Ubuntu....once written for Ubuntu or Debian like
systems...that should hopefully easily port to many Debian based distros. 
Try to be a little patient as we get this all tested and in place.  Matt
and I will 
release what we can as soon as it's ready....we don't want to release
something that is very obviously buggy or pre-alpha as it will cause more
problems for you than it's worth.  I should be in school most of next week
as both my kids will be at summer day camp thus giving me time to
concentrate.  I will be deploying my own servers beginning the first week
of August so I can definitely share what I'm using at that point.  Don't
worry...we'll get version 2 into your hands for testiing, etc as soon as
it's prudent...."hopefully" sometime early next week.

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcsvikings.org

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