Automatically sharing home directories

Al Gordon runlevel7 at
Tue Oct 11 19:48:42 UTC 2005

On 10/11/05, 'Forum Post <ulist at> wrote:
> Eric S. Johansson Wrote:
> > 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?
> No. You'll be lucky to get it working in 30 days, nevermind 30 minutes.
> It's still only for the truly battle-hardened, I'm afraid.
> Now, about your issue -- samba has a setting to synchronize password
> files, IIRC. Ah, here we go: Edit your /etc/samba/smb.conf and set unix
> password sync = yes.

I regularly configure Debian boxes with Samba and LDAP using the
instructions located at  It takes less than
30 minutes, once you've done it a time or two.  For the first time,
plan on spending a little bit of time, to make sure that you get
everything right.

Once you get this configuration in place, it's easy to manage users
and groups through the web gui provided by phpldapadmin.  It
automagically handles things like computing SIDs, etc.


  -- AL --

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