[GRLUG] Samba/LDAP Help

John Wesorick john at wesorick.com
Wed Apr 23 13:28:07 EDT 2014

Thanks for that. I guess flaky might not be the right word. Maybe it's just
because most things I read are from people who use AD and are trying out
Samba4 (i.e. Windows solution -> Linux solution), instead of moving from
LDAP to Samba so things aren't as expected.

I guess I'll bite the bullet and try it out. I just wanted to see if there
were other options.

On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Adam Tauno Williams <
awilliam at whitemice.org> wrote:

> > Now, I prefer to use SMB/CIFS, since we do have a mix of OSs, but
> > Samba 4 doesn't seem to support using an external LDAP authentication
> Correct,  Samba4 replaces an external DSA.
> > server anymore and although it can work as an Active Directory server,
> > it seems like it's really focused on the Windows side for whatever
> > reason, and from what I have been able to research still seems a
> > little flaky.
> I don't find anything "flaky" about Samba4.  There is a script to
> upgrade you existing RFC2307+S3 NT4 domain to a Samba4 AD domain.
> > What are you guys using in your production environments, and what
> > would you suggest for a secure file-server (are there options beside
> > Samba, I couldn't find any) and authentication server combo?
> We use Samba 4.
> > Does anyone have experience using Samba 4 in a mostly Linux
> > environment?
> LINUX uses Active Directory without any issues to speak of.
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