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Old 01-18-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy Configuring Ubuntu 9.10 as client to use Samba/LDAP server for user authentication

Hello Everyone,
This has been driving me nuts! I have spent hours trying to figure out how to make a new Ubuntu 9.10 box use our LDAP/Samba server for user authentication. Our Red Hat and Windows machines all use it just fine.

I've been trying to use the auth-client-config and libnss-ldap packages for this purpose, but I must be missing something. I'm pretty green with LDAP, so this is my first time diving in...

Is there a good How-To or step-by-step read on this? All of my searches lead me to setting up Ubuntu as the server, and that isn't what I want.

I've also tried the steps listed in for the LDAP Authentication section.

Thank you for your time in advance!
Old 01-24-2010, 01:22 AM   #2
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If it won't even "browse the network" or go to a smb:// address in nautilus, the file browser, I think there could be an issue on the network. I just installed Karmic on a computer in a Windoze network, and it accessed files and authenticated using the Active Directory Domain for file browsing without any special configuration. It had not done this on a previous computer for a certain workgroup ("abc") due to a problem with the abc "master browser", our main (windows) server, although it worked on other workgroups; this problem was solved after I ran a command to repair a problem with the AD-integrated DNS-- the _MSDCS domain, iirc. If you need the command to run on the Windows server, let me know and I'll see if I can find it again on Monday.

Please forgive me if I read this all wrong.



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