View Full Version : [all variants] Configure 2 Samba server to authenticate each other

December 4th, 2008, 05:17 AM
I was told this is the Holy Grail for System Admins

What we upgraded from:
- Single Windows 2003 SBS Server w/ AD that ran all service for 50U running Windows / Mac

What we currently are installing:
- Ubuntu 8.10 Server (Server) This server will act as the PDC (we have moved all users over)
- Ubuntu 8.10 Server (MediaServer). This is a file server (BDC) that will hold all users Home folders and Company Data folders

Here is what we are trying to accomplish.
- Allow the PDC & BDC to authenticate users on the network
- Provide a Single Sign-In Server for all users to easily access both server with out having to sign in each time.
- Run bat files to mount shares

Our goal is to get far away from MS, so Likewise while a great product will no work because it still needs Windows AD.

December 5th, 2008, 08:16 PM
This (http://www.redhat.com/archives/k12osn/2008-August/msg00138.html) page has several links for LDAP - but I just noticed it's for RedHat. Here (https://help.ubuntu.com/8.10/serverguide/C/samba-ldap.html) is one that's a little closer to home.