[K12OSN] SMB/LDAP management with Webmin Users and Groups module

Peter Hartmann ascensiontech at gmail.com
Sat Jul 8 18:55:30 UTC 2006

>I really wished it worked with the bulk
> import scripts but it didn't create the samba users,

Shoot, I didn't notice that.  :(  As a quick fix I guess I could sync
the unix and samba users and then just delete the unix accts.   Did
you ever get IMC working?  I'm also running FC4 and am having the same
glob errors with imc startup.


On 7/6/06, Jim Kronebusch <jim at winonacotter.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Jul 2006 18:02:42 -0400, Peter Hartmann wrote
> > Wow! Thanks Jim this is awesome!  I just created a test user via
> > batch file.  It's funny though if I try and add a user to the ldap database
> > that's already a user on the system it returns : "Duplicate username
> > at line 1 : [user]"  Question: Why should the ldap database care
> > what's in /etc/passwd?   This machine is going to be a stand-alone
> > ldap server so it's not set to authenticate the the ldap database.
> > Umm..I don't have to set it for ldap auth do I?
> No problem.  I forgot I even posted that :-)
> I was messing around with a ton of things to try and get LDAP manageable and
> finally got the Webmin tool to work.  I really wished it worked with the bulk
> import scripts but it didn't create the samba users, I had hoped to get the
> creator of the module to fix this, but it didn't seem to be a priority.
> As far as your Duplicate username problem, I am not sure.  I would assume you
> correct and it shouldn't care at all about what is in /etc/passwd.  Unless
> maybe it isn't looking at /etc/passwd directly.  Maybe you have the users and
> groups module set to sync local unix users to samba users, so there is already
> a samba user that exists and it is this samba user that is causing the
> duplicate?  I'll bet that is it.
> Glad to see someone is getting some use out of this, maybe if its use really
> catches on the bulk import scripts would be fixed and this could be a total
> solution finally for samba management with a simple interface.
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