[K12OSN] Re: SMBLDAP script with Fedora Core 4? (John Baillie)

Dave Hopkins dahopkins at comcast.net
Fri Jul 8 14:20:21 UTC 2005

Matt Oquist wrote:

>>Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2005 19:31:40 -0400
>>From: John Baillie <jbaillie at stmarys-school.org>
>>Subject: Re: [K12OSN] SMBLDAP script with Fedora Core 4?
>>Just curious, why not deploy on FC3 (which has already proved it's self)
>>on existing known good hardware?
>That's definitely what I would recommend.  In general it's a much
>better idea to stick with tried-and-true solutions in high-pressure
>situations.  Who's to say that even if you get Samba/LDAP working the
>next problem won't be just as vexing?
>One of the beautiful things about FOSS is that you have control over
>your own upgrade cycle; nobody can force you to upgrade (unless you
>have support contracts).  I understand the appeal of wanting to run
>the newest stuff, especially since you will have other FC4/K12LTSP4.4
>servers later and you'd like this one to match them.  But it's not
>worth the pain you're experiencing, IMO.
>Anyhow, I'm d/ling FC4 right now, but I won't get to testing it before
>tonight, and in any case I'll only be testing the 32-bit version.
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Currently, it is very close to working.  The entire issue right now is 
one of authentication and what needs to be where in what files.  Which 
leads to one confusing question.  There are two ldap.conf files that get 
set up, one is in /etc , the other is in /etc/openldap.  Both have been 
modified, but which one is essential?  At present, I can browse the ldap 
directory with either phpldapadmin or webmin, or use ldapsearch, but ... 
can't add anything to it because of some credential issues.  This is so 
very close to working.

As for moving to FC4 instead of FC3.  I understand your position 
perfectly.  In fact, I originally had fc3 (64bit) installed, and was 
still seeing issues, so I decided to just accept the penalty and move to 
fc4.  Also, I do this as a volunteer for the school, and they are happy 
to be 'bleeding' edge on some of these things since it has worked very 
well for the last 4 years and I have the time, most days.  Finally, 
there are some new features in the latest version of webmin that remove 
the crisis issue for me in terms of user creation/modification.  The 
school is fully operational with the current hardware/software setup (I 
have RH9 K12LTSP servers) so ... I try and sort this out.   I just hope 
that the members of the list can tolerate my rantings as I slowly learn  
what is  needed to make this work.

Thanks!!!!  It is really, really appreciated.

Dave Hopkins

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