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  1. #1
    roadruner_cp NNTP User

    Question Help to configure a domain controller

    Hi experts,

    I use Opensuse 11.1
    i want to create a domain controler to manage Windows and linux clients (almost 5 clients).


    What is the best approach with opensuse ?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    PV NNTP User

    Default Re: Help to configure a domain controller

    On Sun September 6 2009 03:26 pm, roadruner cp wrote:

    >
    > Hi experts,
    >
    > I use Opensuse 11.1
    > i want to create a domain controler to manage Windows and linux clients
    > (almost 5 clients).
    >
    >
    > What is the best approach with opensuse ?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >

    roadrunner cp;

    If you are talking about a Windows NT style domain, you will need to configure
    Samba. For general information and setting up a simple workgroup server the
    HowTos by swerdna are helpful, and should be read first before trying to
    configure your PDC. In particular look at these:
    http://opensuse.swerdna.org/suselanprimer.html
    http://opensuse.swerdna.org/susesambaserver.html
    Additional Information is available in other HowTos at:
    http://opensuse.swerdna.org/index.html

    Once you have the basics down, the best information for setting up the Domain
    is available on Samba.org. In particular I would suggest you read at least
    Chapter 3 of "Samba3 by Example" See:
    http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/secure.html

    Although LDAP is often used for large domains, for smaller Domains the tdb
    backend is a simpler choice for authentication. With only 5 clients it would
    be my recommendation. LDAP is fairly difficult to set up for a novice.

    These are the main steps you need to take:
    1. Set up /etc/samba/smb.conf
    2. Open the Samba firewall ports (including broadcasts)
    3. Create users with "smbpasswd -a <username>
    And for a domain:
    4. Map the NT groups to Linux groups

    If you run into any problems, please feel free to post back and you should be
    able to get more pointed help. In general when asking questions about your
    Samba setup it is a good idea to post the contents of /etc/samba/smb.conf
    --
    P. V.
    "We're all in this together, I'm pulling for you." Red Green

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