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Samba HowTo Guide
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Example Configuration

Finally, the BDC has to be capable of being found by the workstations. This can be done by configuring the Samba smb.conf file [global] section as shown in Minimal Setup for Being a BDC.

Example5.3.Minimal Setup for Being a BDC

workgroup = MIDEARTH
passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://
domain master = no
domain logons = yes
ldap suffix = dc=abmas,dc=biz
ldap user suffix = ou=Users
ldap group suffix = ou=Groups
ldap machine suffix = ou=Computers
ldap idmap suffix = ou=Idmap
ldap admin dn = cn=sambadmin,dc=quenya,dc=org
idmap backend = ldap:ldap://
idmap uid = 10000-20000
idmap gid = 10000-20000

Fully documented working example network configurations using OpenLDAP and Samba as available in the Samba-3 by Example” that may be obtained from local and on-line book stores.

This configuration causes the BDC to register only the name MIDEARTH<1C> with the WINS server. This is not a problem, as the name MIDEARTH<1C> is a NetBIOS group name that is meant to be registered by more than one machine. The parameter domain master = no forces the BDC not to register MIDEARTH<1B>, which is a unique NetBIOS name that is reserved for the PDC.

The idmap backend will redirect the winbindd utility to use the LDAP database to store all mappings for Windows SIDs to UIDs and GIDs for UNIX accounts in a repository that is shared. The BDC will however depend on local resolution of UIDs and GIDs via NSS and the nss_ldap utility.

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