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Old 12-05-2004, 09:45 AM   #1
Wonderm00n
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Questions about Samba acting as a PDC


Hi there,

I've got "Samba 3.0.9-1" running on "Red Hat Fedora Core 3" and followed the
instructions in "openapps.harkness.co.uk / Documentation / samba-a4.pdf" to
configure it as as PDC server.

98% of it is indeed working properly.

I'm just having two issues, that I really need some help on:

ISSUE 1:
- The creation of the machine trust account is not working
On smb.conf I've got:
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g machines -s
/bin/false -M %u

I've also tried to create the account manualy with:
/usr/sbin/useradd -g machines -d /dev/null -c "machine id" -s /bin/false
machine_name$
but i got:
useradd: invalid user name 'machine_name$'

If I create the user with WEBMIN user and groups modules it works ok...

So how can I create a user with "$" in command line mode? Even better...
What is the correct "add user script" so that's done automaticaly when
joining the windows beast to the samba domain?


ISSUE 2:
The configuration I've done is using "roaming profiles" wich are great for
people that use several machines and do have little files. In my environment
that is not going to happen. Which user has his own machine and TONS of
files, specialy huge beasts PST files.

My config:
(...)
;user profiles and home directory
logon drive = S:
logon home = \\%L\%U\.profile
logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U

(...)
[profiles]
path = /home/samba/profiles
writeable = yes
browseable = no
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

Basicaly I want the users to have S: mapped to their /home/user directory,
so that can save sensitive information on the server, but having their
profiles locally. How can this be achieved?

I've tried to comment all [profiles] section and both "logon home" and
"logon path" Leaving only "logon drive = S:" uncommented. The user can logon
to the machine, has access to his home directory in S: but when loggin out
windows warns me that he can't write the profile to the server.


HELP! ;-)
 
Old 12-08-2004, 06:22 AM   #2
Wonderm00n
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No answers so far... ok..

Anyway, I found the solution for ISSUE 1 in some newsgroups (thanks Wolfgang Wilhelm), and I'm posting it here for future reference of other users.

Since samba 3.x instead of "add user script", "add machine script" should se used:


Code:
#For adding machines automaticaly
        add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g machines -s /bin/false -M %u

#For password sync when changing user in samba
        unix password sync = yes
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *Retype*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *Enter*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *Retype*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *passwd: *all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*

(As you noticed I've also included a bit of configuration that allows the unix pwd be changed when the samba one is...)


Can anyone help me on ISSUE 2, regarding profiles?

Also I'm having some problems with apache: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=262829
 
  


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