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Samba/LDAP Installer -- no longer supported, this is only an archive

Latest bleeding-edge version.
Latest bleeding-edge version.
(Mirror: qvtech.cc)
Archived Versions
Currently supports: FC5, FC4, K12LTSP 5/4.4.1, Ubuntu <=Gutsy

Directions: NEWS:
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4.0
Tue Apr 15 22:04:23 EDT 2008
* People are asking. This isn't really ready, but I'll release anyway.
* Only tested in Ubuntu Gutsy! Once!
* Fixed gutsy-related bug, see https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libnss-ldap/+bug/155947
* Added support for webmin autoconfiguration.
* To use the .deb:
  $ sudo dpkg -i smbldap-configure-latest.deb
    - just hit return on all the questions
  $ sudo apt-get -f install

  Then go to /usr/share/smbldap-configure/ to run "./smbldap all".

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3.1.1
Mon Apr 30 00:50:40 EDT 2007
* Patched distro_data.pm for Ubuntu Feisty.
    Thanks to Dave Hall and Michael Capp for sending patches!

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3.1
Thu Feb 15 12:29:07 EST 2007
* Added smbldap-restore script to project.

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3.0-mu
Fri Dec 22 00:05:25 EST 2006
* CentOS 4.4 supported added to distro_data.pm thanks to Ben King!

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3.0-iota
Sun Nov 26 03:48:58 EST 2006
* Finally fixed "./smbldap ldapclient" for Ubuntu.

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Between 3.0-gamma and 3.0-delta
Thu Aug 10 02:48:33 EDT 2006
* Fixed FC5 problem. The entirety of the fix was to use yum to install
  smbldap-tools in the first place, instead of installing the smbldap-tools RPM
  included with the smbldap-installer tarball.
* Beefed up warning messages and a couple user explanations relating to
  overwriting parts of the smbldap-ldif backups configuration and duplicating
  /home exports in /etc/exports.

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Wed Aug  9 14:30:54 EDT 2006
* Bug found (not yet fixed): FC5 has problems after 'yum upgrade'.

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Between 3.0-beta and 3.0-gamma
Fri Aug  4 06:15:53 EDT 2006
* Removed double-quotes in passdb line in templates/smb.conf to work around
  bug in samba. See discussion: http://tinyurl.com/fccuo

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Between 3.0-alpha and 3.0-beta
Mon Jul 31 18:16:55 EDT 2006
* Fixed ldapclient problems for Fedora Core.

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Between 2.0 and 3.0-alpha
Thu Jul 13 04:52:27 EDT 2006
* The alpha of PDC/BDC configuration is now included.
  './smbldap pdc' is what you run on your master LDAP server (PDC) every time
  you want to add a new BDC. It's not 100% of what I want it to be, and there's
  no documentation right this very instant, but I need to sleep now. :)

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Between 2.0-delta-r4 and 2.0
Wed Jan 18 22:56:08 EST 2006
* We have newish documentation!  At last!

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Between 2.0-gamma and 2.0-delta
Sat Oct 22 05:44:36 EDT 2005
* Ditched the Makefile ('make' isn't installed on Ubuntu by default) and moved
  to 'smbldap'.  The old 'make' commands are still used, but instead of typing
  "make blah" you type "./smbldap blah".
  "./smbldap all" will install and configure smbldap and regular LDIF backups.
  Here are all the available commands:
  ./smbldap all
  ./smbldap configure
  ./smbldap users
  ./smbldap usersdel
  ./smbldap backup
  ./smbldap ubuntuclient
* Tested "./smbldap all" on fresh installs of:
  K12LTSP-4.4.1
  FC4
  Ubuntu (server)
  Ubuntu
  Edubuntu
  For each distribution I created the userinfo.start.example users and logged in
  as fcatt on the server and a Windows box.  For the K12LTSP test I also logged
  in on a thin client.
  I tested Ubuntu Hoary and Breezy variously; I never noticed a difference
  between them in relation to this testing.
* For now the ubuntu LDAP client configuration isn't very smooth, as the debian
  install scripts ask a bunch of curses questions the user has already answered
  for smbldap-configure.  I hope to get rid of this annoyance in the near
  future.  But in the meantime, here's how the questions should be answered:
  1. All instances of "dc=example,dc=net" should be changed to match your LDAP base.
  2. When you are prompted for a password, you *must* enter the same password
     that you already entered into the installer.  (I KNOW, I know.)
  3. All the other questions' default answers should be fine.
* Made smbldap-ldif-backup-configure interactive, smarter, and safer.
    

Pretty-Clicky

If you want a GUI to manage your domain and user accounts, you have a couple of options.
  1. The Samba Console is one option. I just grabbed the RPMs for IMC, IMC-COMMON, and the Samba-Console and after a quick yum install rrdtool the RPMs installed fine. Now I make sure IMC is running (/etc/init.d/imc start) and then https://localhost:8080 brings up my management console. (Note the S in "https". Without the S you will get nothing.)
    There's a helpful file of documentation that came with the Samba Console RPM: /usr/share/doc/samba-console-1.1.31/INSTALL.SambaConsole; it explains that you must configure /opt/IDEALX/imc/etc/imc.xml to authenticate to your LDAP server, and that you must authenticate as a user who is in the Domain Admins (512) group in order to use the console. A quick smbldap-usermod -G 512 <username> can take care of that.
    Lastly, if my session times out I seem to need to close my browser and re-open it before I can authenticate again...I'm not sure why and I haven't played with this enough to have a more precise understanding of the behavior yet...
  2. The GQ LDAP Client is another option, though it is "currently unmaintained". On Ubuntu, apt-get install gq will do the trick if you still want to give it a go.
Happy clicking!
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