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Re: OpenLDAP+Samba server to authenticate windows machines

On Sat, 2008-06-28 at 10:23 -0300, Gustavo Mendes de Carvalho wrote:
> Hi Everyone ,
> I'm planning to mount an OpenLDAP+Samba server to authenticate windows
> machines, but I have a not so common situation. I have windows machines that
> does not belong either to some windows domain or workgroup, machines that
> belongs to some workgroup and meny machines that belongs to some specific
> and different domains, whitout trusted relantionship among them, including
> some windows cluster machines.
> Is there any way to include all of them to authenticate in a single
> LDAP+Samba server ? I mean, to use samba without PDC or BDC or even some DC
> configured in Samba server...
> I know that this question should be posted in Samba maillist, and I already
> did it, but does anybody here know something about this ?
> Thanks in advance
> ---
> Gustavo Mendes de Carvalho
> email: gmcarvalho@gmail.com


yes, this is definitely a question for samba mailing list, the reason is
that the samba backend (you want to use ldap in your case) has
absolutely nothing to do with the samba behaviour. (well, openldap
backend gives you the same as tdbsam, + offer replication (BDC).

samba is not magic, samba is WindowsNT4.0 domain controller (and little
bit more than that). can you use NT4.0 PDC to solve your situation? you
can't. so you can not with samba. the answer is a properly designed
network, but this is absolutely not belonging to this list.