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

Rob Beard 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...
> <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!).
> HTH,
> M.

Cool thanks for that.  Anyone know of any good guides on LDAP?


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