[ubuntu-uk] Using SAMBA to create users across multiple servers

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 08:18:31 BST 2008

2008/9/10 Matthew Macdonald-Wallace <matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk>:
> Quoting Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk>:
>> Hi folks,
>> This is a bit of a long shot but I thought I'd ask anyway...
> <snip>
>> Now I was wondering if it was possible with Samba to configure it so
>> when a new Samba account is created, an equivalent *nix login account
>> and home directory is created on the backup servers?
> 1) Use LDAP with replication instead of /etc/passwd
> 2) Rsync /home as part of a cronjob across all the servers
> 3) Ensure that you can run LDAP traffic across the VPN (If you;re not
> already, try using openvpn - it rocks!).

To follow on from Matthew's points, Rob:

Setting up LDAP to use as a replacement for /etc/passwd was recently
covered in Linux Format. Look at issues 104 (setting up LDAP and
adding users) and 105 (using LDAP for login authentication and
mounting /home/<user> via NFS).

HTH too!


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