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Old 09-23-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
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Linux and active directory


Hello, I just got a Red Hat 9 linux server up and running to be used as an internal only email server. We have about 800 users, and I'm wondering if there is any way to intergrate the users on the linux box with our server 2003 active directory users list.

Basicly: Is there a way that I can make linux use the users in active directory so that they have email accounts.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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ActiveDirectory is just Microsoft's implementiopn of LDAP, so OpenLDAP might work for you. I think newer versions of Samba will integrate with AD too, but I'm not sure if you can use that to work with a mail server. But an old system like RH9 won't come with packages for up to date software (you'll need to compile it yoiurself or find thirs party packages). For new server installs, I'd suggest going with a more up to date distro unless you have some specific reason to.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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i too am trying to set up linux workstations as users on Active directory

i dont know how to configure win 2003 to accept linux users nor how to get linux to do a network login onto active directory

please any one??
 
Old 09-28-2005, 12:08 PM   #4
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yes this is possible.

BUT, its aweful, confusing, and the #1 project every distro should be working on.

I have followed these doc's and it seems to work...

http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showt...hreadid=118288

http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showt...hreadid=118512

Samba 3/winbind 3 are buggy. I have to restart winbind every 5 minutes in order for it to keep its connections to AD to stay active.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 12:10 PM   #5
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You need to use SAMBA, PAM and Winbind to connect to and authenticate with a 2003 AD. Linux Magazine had an artical on how to do it a couple months ago. You should be able to view it online now. I would think once SAMBA is set up, and part of the AD, that you could set up the email auth thing with PAM.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 12:12 PM   #6
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Originally posted by debianmike
yes this is possible.

BUT, its aweful, confusing, and the #1 project every distro should be working on.

I have followed these doc's and it seems to work...

http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showt...hreadid=118288

http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showt...hreadid=118512

Samba 3/winbind 3 are buggy. I have to restart winbind every 5 minutes in order for it to keep its connections to AD to stay active.
I have a PC that has been running without problems for months here using SAMBA and Winbind.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 12:28 PM   #7
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what version of everything?

Do you have any doc's for the rest of us?

Are you using W2K? SP4? W2K3?
 
Old 09-28-2005, 12:30 PM   #8
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linux hosts and AD

using 2003 AD

and red hat enterprise server ver 4
 
  


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