Automatically sharing home directories

Eric S. Johansson esj at
Tue Oct 11 17:36:05 UTC 2005

Benjamin Zeller wrote:
> Use LDAP ;-)

having acquired much much scar tissue in a previous life dealing with 
LDAP and authentication, has it become simple enough yet to just turn on 
LDAP, enter usernames and passwords and have it just work?  If it isn't 
a 30 minute task, that means it's only worth while when you have a very 
large network.  If it's 30 minutes, then heck, I'll run it at home with 
four or five machines in the network.

I'm also asking because I have a customer where it's probably worth 
spending a half a day doing the conversion to LDAP because it will get 
them away from active directory.  But if I go much more than half a day, 
the attitude will be "why change, it works most of the time."

and by the way, all the recipes I've found for making samba work with 
active directory don't work.  It's really annoying especially when they 
don't give you any pointers on how to debug problems on the Windows side.

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