Adam Tauno Williams
awilliam at whitemice.org
Fri Feb 26 06:31:21 EST 2016
On Thu, 2016-02-25 at 11:45 -0600, L. V. Lammert wrote:
> Trying to come up with a *simple* way to manage a dedicated Samba
> box,.. would prefer to KISS as much as possible.
Which would be Samba 4; it is an out-of-the-box DC. Creating a domain
takes minutes, and everything with Windows just-works.
> I have run across a few notes about authentication against system
> users & passwords, but nothing definitive - most are old, Samba 3,
> whereas distros today are shipping with Samba 4.
> Is this a reasonable idea?
> If so, no additional tool would be needed - I
> have done docs more than once for non-tech admins to manage system
> users with Yast.
It is managing an Active Directory domain, there are piles of
documentation. Everything will integrate with AD (it is LDAP &
Kerberos). LDAP & Kerberos are now the standards for *everything*;
everything else is a legacy hanger-on.
Adam Tauno Williams <mailto:awilliam at whitemice.org> GPG D95ED383
Systems Administrator, Python Developer, LPI / NCLA
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