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Old 03-27-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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Question Setting up an Linux domain controller at home


Having recently bought a new computer I decided to turn my old desktop into a Linux box and wanted to try my hand at using it as a domain controller for the house.

This is my setup: I have the Server which is running the KDR shell on OpenSuse 10.3 with an Ethernet connection to my Linksys wireless router. I also have my main rig, a Mac Pro dual boot with Leopard/Vista connected to the router via Ethernet. My cable connection is coming in through the router and I have a laptop, which is running XP, that connects to the router via wireless.

Is there a good guide out there on the setup process for using this OS as a domain controller as opposed to just a file server?

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Old 03-28-2008, 02:12 AM   #2
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Hi

If you dont mind moving away from SUSE, I would suggest SME Server, awesome "replacement" for a Windows Small Business Server, check it out

www.contribs.org

based on CentOS 5.1.

Cheers

Or if you want to stay with the SUSE distro go to a website called

www.howtoforge.com or www.opensourcehowto.org

and have a look around

Shawn
 
Old 03-28-2008, 02:54 AM   #3
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hi every boby i'm new to linux pls tell me wht is grub and lilo.and how to configure the grub.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 07:05 AM   #4
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Hi

If you dont mind moving away from SUSE, I would suggest SME Server, awesome "replacement" for a Windows Small Business Server, check it out

www.contribs.org

based on CentOS 5.1.

Cheers

Or if you want to stay with the SUSE distro go to a website called

www.howtoforge.com or www.opensourcehowto.org

and have a look around

Shawn

I am not opposed to using something other than SUSE but it was a pain getting it installed so I am going to give SUSE a shot first and switch later if I have to for some reason. Thanks for the tips!
 
Old 03-28-2008, 09:49 PM   #5
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Depends on what do you mean by a domain controller? Do you mean like a NT domain controller? or like a windoze 2003 Active directory domain controller. If you just like a NT style one, I would go for sambe, an active directory style you would need samba + LDAP.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 11:30 PM   #6
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SuSE's samba-doc package contains a couple books that should help. Samba 3 by Example and Samba 3 HOWTO & Reference. They both contain model configurations that should help. Also there are the wizards in YaST2. Keep in mind that you will be using the Samba DC for authentication by the clients so they will need to be configured for this as well. I don't know if or how to do this for an apple computer.
 
  


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