[K12OSN] Smb-ldap admin interface and hardware recommendations
julian_yap at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 10 23:02:58 UTC 2006
I'm evaluating LAM at the moment. What would be the suffix setting for
Thus far I have for the others:
Could anyone post a /var/lib/ldap-account-manager/config/*.conf file
that works nicely with smb-ldap installer scripts that I can refer to?
Does JXplorer work with Samba schemas?
I guess I'm looking at using something like LAM. It looks like it
covers most of the bases. Anything else like bulk user adding can be
done via the command line.
I'm surprised that the solutions I've found out there look so immature.
Is this the case?
>From what I see on the web, K12OSN looks to be the biggest group using a
smb-ldap solution and using mostly the same configuration at that. As a
group do you think we could develop a web based solution that will
really help adoption?
On Thu, 2006-02-09 at 10:30 +0000, Brian Chivers wrote:
> I use a mixture of LAM & JXplorer, JXplorer is really good for just simple tweaks.
> Julian Yap wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Just a quick update on my smb-ldap testing.
> > I managed to get Samba working with Fedora Directory Server as the
> > backend according to the instructions that were on their wiki. It was a
> > relatively simple exercise and I was satisfied that it worked in
> > practice.
> > I then tried out installing smb-ldap on Debian Linux (sarge) using
> > OpenLDAP and Samba. To start of with, I only found 1 site which
> > actually had instructions for installing OpenLDAP on Debian. After 2
> > days of trying to get it to work, I gave up. There's more I could say
> > but I won't.
> > By now I felt I had a better understanding of Samba and LDAP so I
> > installed it on CentOS and it's working fine for me.
> > I'm up to the part now where I'm evaluating web-based admin interfaces.
> > Right now I'm using smbldap-tools which is fine for the command-line but
> > not practical for the long run and for administration to be done by
> > others.
> > I tried out IDEALX Management concole with samba-console today but ran
> > into errors and annoyances like:
> > - Login session timeouts requiring a browser restart.
> > - IDEALX supplies a SSL certificate that has expired.
> > - Display of certain screens is messed up. eg. User screen.
> > - Errors for some parts and the login button at the top right doesn't
> > work.
> > Basically, it's not a mature solution.
> > What are the other solutions people have used? I'm looking into testing
> > out LDAP Account Manager (http://lam.sourceforge.net/) shortly.
> > My second question to the list was about hardware and recommendations.
> > We're about to buy the hardware for out smb-ldap solution. This would
> > be for ~330 students and I'm not sure how many teachers.
> > I just wanted to quickly ask what were the hardware specs on your main
> > PDC? Would you recommend more RAM? Would you recommend a 15000rpm SCSI
> > drives as opposed to a pair of cheaper serial Hard disk drives with
> > software raid?
> > We were thinking of an Athlon 64, 2GB RAM, 36.7GB 15k RPM SCSI. We
> > would initially also use this to store the home folders and profiles. As
> > our needs grow, would add more file servers.
> > Thanks,
> > Julian
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