[ubuntu-uk] Using SAMBA to create users across multiple servers
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Sep 11 08:56:18 BST 2008
Matthew Macdonald-Wallace wrote:
> 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...
>> 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!).
Cool thanks for that. Anyone know of any good guides on LDAP?
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