Here are the instructions for setting up Mac OS 10.3 to authenticate to a Linux SAMBA/LDAP server setup with the scripts provided by David Trask and Matt Oquist. When setup this should require login to the local machine, auth that login to the LDAP server, automount /home directories, and store all user settings and data in the /home/user folder on the LDAP server. Now this setup hasn't exactly been rigorously tested. I got this going in a hurry right before going to the Boston Linux World in hopes to show it off there. I haven't really messed with it since then and a good share of the instructions are from memory. Point being DO NOT TEST THIS ON A GOOD MACHINE! I mean don't take the computer you use everyday, or your bosses machine and give it a whirl. A wrong move in the NetInfo Manager could render the machine un-bootable and you will be whipping out the OSX install CD's or PPC Ubuntu and giving up. With that said, have fun :-) Jim Kronebusch Cotter Tech Department 507-453-5188 jim winonacotter org -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by the Cotter Technology Department, and is believed to be clean.
OSX LDAP Setup.odt