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Samba Issue

I am having an interesting problem with Samba that I need assistance with.

When I authenticate to eDirectory I can't access any Samba shares. At all. I just get address not available. However, if I authenticate against Active Directory I can access the samba shares. I'm guessing that this is partly to do with CIFS and the fact that the Linux machine has been joined to the AD tree. I have created a user on Linux that corresponds to an eDirectory user if that helps.

What am I missing so that I can access the shares when I am connected to eDirectory?

Thanks,

Dan
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Re: Samba Issue


Are you running OES on the Linux system? The eDirectory integration
that is available through Samba is configured using LDAP - you'd need
to configure your Samba server to authenticate users against the
eDirectory tree using LDAP.

I believe this is pre-configured for you when you set up the "Novell
Samba" package. I haven't tried configuring it by hand...

I believe users would also need to be LUM and Samba enabled and be
using Universal Password or simple password (if you enable Universal
Password and don't set the password, the Novell Client should set it to
the users eDirectory password the next time they log in). This is an
OES feature.

If you wanted to use NW 6.5, you'd need to simple passwords, or create
a separate password that is bound to the user object - this is because
the hash that samba uses is different than the eDirectory one. I've
never done this with a pre OES implementation, so can't offer too much
advice there. You might be able to use pass through authentication to
pass the auth request to the CIFS server on the Netware system as
well...

As far as your authentication issue - I'm not sure you can do an
"either or" scenario where a user can authenticate against AD or eDir
(if that is what you are after) - I believe it's one or the other. As
for the AD authentication, you could have Samba configured in a
multitude of ways that is making that work - it's not necessarily that
it is a member (though that is one solution).

If you're using the novell client, you can use ncpcon to simple create
NCP volumes to share as well.

Chander

Daniel Christle Wrote:
> I am having an interesting problem with Samba that I need assistance
> with.
>
> When I authenticate to eDirectory I can't access any Samba shares. At
> all. I just get address not available. However, if I authenticate
> against Active Directory I can access the samba shares. I'm guessing
> that this is partly to do with CIFS and the fact that the Linux machine
> has been joined to the AD tree. I have created a user on Linux that
> corresponds to an eDirectory user if that helps.
>
> What am I missing so that I can access the shares when I am connected
> to eDirectory?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dan



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chander
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