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Old 11-03-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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Question SAMBA PDC in CentOS

:: Configuration smb.conf
vi /etc/nsswitch.conf

~~~~~[ change on this line : ]~~~~

hosts: files wins dns


[root@centos ~]# vi /etc/samba/smb.conf

~~~~~[ configuration like this : ]~~~~

workgroup = pdc
netbios name = samba
encrypt passwords = Yes

; security level
security = user

; the domain and local master browser
domain logons = Yes
os level = 65
preferred master = Yes
domain master = Yes
local master = yes
wins support = yes
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
name resolve order = wins bcast hosts

; automatically maps the home directory of the user
logon drive = q:

; loglevel
log level = 3

; users configure
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -m %u
delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel -r %u
add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g
delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel %g
add user to group script = /usr/sbin/usermod -G %g %u
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -s /bin/false -d /var/lib/nobody/ %u
idmap uid = 15000-20000
idmap gid = 15000-20000

; sync smb passwords
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUnix\spassword:* %n\n *retype\snew\sUnix\spassword: %n\n .
passwd chat debug = yes
unix password sync = yes

; necessary share for domain controller
path = /home/samba/netlogon
admin users = Administrator
valid users = %U
read only = no

; home configuration
comment = Home
valid users = %S
read only = No
browseable = No

; profile configuration
path = /home/samba/profiles
valid users = %U
create mode = 0600
directory mode = 0700
writable = Yes
browsable = No

; share directory for all users
path = /home/shares/users
valid users = @users
force group = users
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0771
writable = yes

: Make directory for Samba users

[root@centos ~]# mkdir -p /home/samba/netlogon
[root@centos ~]# mkdir -p /home/samba/profiles
[root@centos ~]# chown -R root:users /home/samba/
[root@centos ~]# chmod -R 755 /home/samba/
[root@centos ~]# mkdir -p /home/shares/users
[root@centos ~]# chown -R root:users /home/shares/users/
[root@centos ~]# chmod -R 775 /home/shares/users/

:: Make user system for login Samba

[root@centos ~]# useradd test -n -g users
[root@centos ~]# passwd test
Changing password for user test.
New UNIX password: [userpassword]
Retype new UNIX password: [userpassword]
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.

:: Add and enable Samba users

[root@centos ~]# smbpasswd -a test
New SMB password: [passworduser]
Retype new SMB password: [passworduser]
[root@centos ~]# smbpasswd -e test
Enabled user test.
[root@centos ~]# smbpasswd -a root
New SMB password: [rootpasswordsamba]
Retype new SMB password: [rootpasswordsamba]
[root@centos ~]# smbpasswd -e root
Enabled user root.

:: Starting Samba service

[root@centos ~]# /etc/init.d/smb start
Starting SMB services: [ OK ]
Starting NMB services: [ OK ]

:: Enable Samba service on booting

[root@centos ~]# chkconfig –add smb
[root@centos ~]# chkconfig –level 345 smb on

service SMB and NMB are UP
checked the smb with "testparm"
load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
processing section "[netlogon]"
processing section "[home]"
WARNING: No path in service home - making it unavailable!
NOTE: Service home is flagged unavailable.
processing section "[allusers]"
Loaded services file OK.
Server role: ROLE_DOMAIN_PDC

In service definition

comment = Home
valid users = %S
read only = No
browseable = No
available = No

please help me out
Old 11-04-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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not sure if there is a question. But the warning is self explainating

WARNING: No path in service home - making it unavailable!
NOTE: Service home is flagged unavailable.
processing section "[allusers]"

to the Home section and the warning will be away.
Old 11-04-2010, 07:51 PM   #3
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[homes] share is special whereas users home directories are automatically created for each user. It appears that [home] should actually be [homes].
Old 11-04-2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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You just hava to put a path to your home and check it of it is flagged because it cannot access your home if it is flagged.

Last edited by jerry21locke; 11-18-2010 at 06:37 PM.
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WARNING: No path in service home - making it unavailable


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