I can give no advice but I listen in great anticipation.
As I understand - the latest versions of samba come with winbind which enable
linux to authenticate anything (provided that authentication can be done via
PAM modules) agaist an NT server/domain. I understand SUSE8.0 has the correct
version of samba for this - but may not come with winbind compiled so you (we?)
we may need to get our hands dirty.
I think this facility has enourmous potential for schools which have so far gone
down the NT route, and would a useful stepping stone to moving server services
from NT to Linux.
From what I have read - you (we?) are almost certain to
mess up the PAM files and
lock ourselves out of LINUX so a startup/boot disk is
I certainly have had no wish to duplicate all our accounts on the LINUX box together with
shadow password files and various hacks to keep passwords synchronised.
I'm not convinced about SO5.2 - it is rather 'old' and 'tacky'
(sorry to all those
who think otherwise). I do believe that the new Openoffice has real potential - and
the new versions of Netscape (v7) seem quite slick too.
You may be better off running a LTSP on a good machine rather than getting old machines
to limp along with insuffient RAM, Hard Disk space and CPU speed to make local
attractive to use.
I'm still waiting for the noddy guide to get it all working.
On Fri 24 May, Gareth Edmondson wrote:
User names are held on the NT Servers as well.
What we want to do, is let the user log into an Linux machine (SuSE8.0Pro) -
authenticate their username and password from the NT user database, and then
map their user space to a drive on the Linux machine. Pupils then being able
to load Office documents into SO5.2
I know this can be done with Samba, but can anyone offer any advice.
Thanks in advance,.