[Samba] samba 3 on production server

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Beast

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Jul 29, 2003, 7:30:21 AM7/29/03
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Does anybody here using samba 3 (b3) on production server (with at least 500
client)?


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Vincent...@alcatel.fr

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Jul 29, 2003, 7:40:06 AM7/29/03
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>Does anybody here using samba 3 (b3) on production server (with at least
500
>client)?
>
>
>--beast

I tried, but had too issues joining domain (beta2), and with logging via
lanmanager.

However from samba.org :


"While significantly closer to the final release, it should still be
considered a non-production release provided for testing purposes only."

Regard's
Vincent

Beast

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Jul 29, 2003, 8:30:15 AM7/29/03
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Tuesday, July 29, 2003, 6:32:02 PM, Vincent wrote:

>>Does anybody here using samba 3 (b3) on production server (with at least
> 500
>>client)?
>>
>>
>>--beast

> I tried, but had too issues joining domain (beta2), and with logging via
> lanmanager.

> However from samba.org :


> "While significantly closer to the final release, it should still be
> considered a non-production release provided for testing purposes only."

I'm planning fresh migration from WNT 4.0 network to Samba3 (with
close to 1k clients). What I really want from samba3 was it able to
replace NT4 domain without needing to go to each client and re-join to
the domain again.
Is this possible with samba 2.2?
Also I note that support for ldap was verygood on samba3, any advice?
Tks.


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Jul 29, 2003, 10:20:09 AM7/29/03
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Beast wrote:
> Tuesday, July 29, 2003, 6:32:02 PM, Vincent wrote:
>
>
>>>Does anybody here using samba 3 (b3) on production server (with at least
>>
>>500
>>
>>>client)?
>>>
>>>
>>>--beast
>
>
>>I tried, but had too issues joining domain (beta2), and with logging via
>>lanmanager.
>
>
>>However from samba.org :
>
>
>
>>"While significantly closer to the final release, it should still be
>>considered a non-production release provided for testing purposes only."
>
>
> I'm planning fresh migration from WNT 4.0 network to Samba3 (with
> close to 1k clients). What I really want from samba3 was it able to
> replace NT4 domain without needing to go to each client and re-join to
> the domain again.
> Is this possible with samba 2.2?
> Also I note that support for ldap was verygood on samba3, any advice?
> Tks.
>
>
> --beast
>
From what I can see it's defenetly not possible with samba 2.2 however
its ohhhhhh so close with 3.0 b3 (as my post said) domain users and
groups have moved happily and almost effortlessly, however I have hit an
empass with the machine$ accounts and until we can transfer those I
would say a move from NT to Samba on large domains isn't a real
possibility becouse going through several hundred machines to get the
machine trust accounts is just a wee bit to much effort... (luckily our
domain here is ittle)

Matt D.

Mike Samba

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Jul 29, 2003, 11:50:09 AM7/29/03
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I almost have one finished. I also had the problem of migrating the
machine accounts using net rpc vampire. It turns out that samba was
attempting to add the machine to the /etc/passwd file as MACHINE$. My
version of linux does not support capital letters in the username. So
instead, I created a perl script called machineadd:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
$machine = $ARGV[0];
$machine = lc($machine);
system("useradd $machine");

Then added the line into smb.conf:

add machine script = /path/to/machineadd '%u'

This adds the account as machine$ (not MACHINE$) to /etc/passwd and then
uploads to the LDAP server just great!! I'm sure this will also work on
other backends.

Mike

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