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Re: [K12OSN] Samba/LDAP and the near future



The webmin ldap users module has been working great for me (yep it will auto
increment UID numbers and make samba passwords!). I use that and
phpmyldapadmin or whatever its called to tweak the entries if needed. -
Jamie

On 3/8/04 3:32 PM, "David Trask" <dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us> wrote:

> Eric and all,
> 
> 
> 
> I'm getting prepared for this summer's implementation of Samba/LDAP plus I
> have a bunch of folks who want me to teach them how to do it.  My set up
> works fine, but it's fairly simple....not that I want more complex, but
> others may.  First of all, where are your latest Samba/LDAP files and have
> you tested them with Fedora?  Second....have you or do you have Samba/LDAP
> set up in such a way that you have a master and many slaves?  Example:
> Let's say a school district has 4 schools....and they're geographically
> seperated by a few miles or so....connected by T1.  Is it possible to
> essentially have one "district-wide" domain that can be accessed locally
> or via VPN from any of the 4 buildings?  Maybe in that Master-Slave mode?
> Say you had a staff member that works between two schools....how could you
> make the same desktop and so forth accessible from either school for that
> person without necessarily retreiving the "profile" over a T1.  Could we
> have a master server that all the local slaves would sync to and thus
> propagate specified users to the other slaves?  (just dreaming....seeing
> flaws in my proposals already)  ;-)
> 
> I need to get my mind around the groups and so forth in Samba/LDAP....I
> need to refine my own system some more....right now I have staff...and
> users....and that's it.  Also...what do you use to import users in bulk to
> the system?  I use a script that Barry Smoke gave to me and it works
> fine....do you simply create the users with something like createusers and
> then convert them? Or what?  I'd like to find a simpler way to do
> this.....createusers works great....it'd be cool if you could simply
> create the users as you normally would and then somehow convert them into
> "LDAP" users.  Arrggghhh!  I simply don't understand the whole LDAP thing
> well enough.  Time to dive in and teach myself.
> 
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Coordinator
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us
> (207)923-3100
> 
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