I am going to replace my win 2003 into Linux i hope it to be Open SUSE , I am using win 2003 as DNS , Domain Controller and Active Directory .
So how can i do it by Linux (Open SUSE) .
I need hand book or something like this .
Thanks for all .
I am not sure if I really understand what exactly you want to do. But let’s go step by step:
For DNS service there is an application named ‘bind’. The proper configuration needs some reading, but it works very well.
You can also set up DHCP distributing IP numbers to all PC’s within the LAN.
‘samba’ will enable you to share disk space (and printers) with any Windows PC’s in your LAN.
Is this what you want?
On Tue November 23 2010 11:06 am, vodoo wrote:
> I am not sure if I really understand what exactly you want to do. But
> let’s go step by step:
> 1. For DNS service there is an application named ‘bind’. The proper
> configuration needs some reading, but it works very well.
> 2. You can also set up DHCP distributing IP numbers to all PC’s within
> the LAN.
> 3. ‘samba’ will enable you to share disk space (and printers) with any
> Windows PC’s in your LAN.
> Is this what you want?
Just to clarify a bit. Samba3 emulates an NT4 domain, not an AD. At this
time, samba3 is available as part of the OpenSUSE distribution.
Samba4 does emulate an AD but is still considered experimental. It is
expected that Samba4 will be ready for production use in the very near
future. There are some sites already using it in a production environment.
AFAIK binaries are not yet available for Samba4 although the source code is
available frow samba.org.
“We’re all in this together, I’m pulling for you.” Red Green
Periodically, I check the SAMBA 4 website to monitor their progress(I did again about a month ago)… It’s been in development for… How long, maybe 5 years now? In any case, it’s still a very, very long way from leaving it’s Alpha (or very, very early Beta) designation. At its rate of progress, I’m discouraged whether it will ever be near Production, despite some of the very interesting features it promises.
As for replacing AD… It really depends on what you use AD for.
SAMBA can provide network authentication. I’ve experimented using NTLM auth, not yet experimented with Kerberos which would raise its capability closer to what Windows AD security.
But, for everything else you may want to do it’s hit and miss and not as easy to setup as simply using a Windows box… LDAP configuration, machine software and hardware management. I’m not using OpenLDAP for hardware/software profile and management for example, I’m not using OpenLDAP for software installation on remote machines.
Basically, you’ll really need to evaluate what is in your network and your network objectives before you can decide what tool is most appropriate for managing your resources.
As for whether SAMBA 3 emulates an NT4 Domain… Well, I’m not really quite sure I would say that and part of that might also depend on whether you also implement LDAP. IMO it has become its own animal, more than an NT4 Domain in some ways but as I said severely lacking when compared point by point to AD.