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

Dave Hopkins dahopkins at comcast.net
Fri Jul 8 20:34:18 UTC 2005

Thanks for straightening out that issue.

Ldap appears to be working as far as Matt's scripts bulk adding users.  
Apparently, part of my problem is that smbldap-populate didn't finish 
correctly.  Then there is whole issue with getting all the passwords set 
correctly in the various places.  But the other issue is that it turns 
out that both the latest versions of webmin and phpldapadmin do not work 
correctly with the Samba 3 schema that is included in the fc4 release 
(or updated with yum udpate).  Rerunning smbldap-populate and reverting 
to phpldapadmin-0.9.5 lets me look at and manipulate the database.  
Also, while Matts bulk add scripts now work as correctly, I am not sure 
what the fields are at this point. Can I specify the uidNumber like you 
can also specify the gidNumber?

If I find time, I will try a clean install to make sure I know what was 
going on, but for now ... it seems to work. 

As I always think give me a generally healthy tree and I will always 
find a way to climb out on the one rotten branch.

Dave Hopkins

cliebow at downeast.net wrote:

>/etc/ldap.conf governs the client side of ldap.../etc/openldap/ldap.conf is
>part of the server side..
>>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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