Originally Posted by metallica1973
there seams to be a lot of data out there but is it reliable. I have been reluctant to use it but if I see that people use it more often and there are success stories than so be it. It is definitely cost effective in this economy. Any comments?
I have the same problem with that docs as you have.
One says this, another one says that.
Try this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Foundations-...6097503&sr=1-3
There is a step-by-step configuration for samba with ldap.
I have not done it yet 100% on my test configuration. Because I'm doing a squid virtual machine with ldap authentication, and I don't have enough time to do that.
Anyway right now I can add samba users to the ldap server but unfortunatelly they can't able to authenticate agains the samba server.
Only the root and the Administrator users able to login properly. Somewhere still an issue lies. But this setup contain many things that howtoforge does not. For example /etc/pam.d/samba file on howtoforge does not mention the ldap authentication at all. (so how will that work without it?)
I'll reinstall the whole server later cause this already has Zimbra and Directory Server too. So it is a bit messy right now.