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
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.