Re: Multiple Samba Logon Servers
From: LucM (lucm_at_iqato.moc)
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 11:07:11 -0400
Charles Kendricks wrote:
> I am setting up a linux samba PDC for a user community of
> approximately 700 users.
In the Microsoft world, a 700-users network is a definite go for a domain.
But if you use Samba only for file-sharing and if you are the only one
allowed to create new shares, you don't really _need_ a PDC. You need
file servers with a password-synchronization mechanism.
> I want to utilize several other linux
> servers to spread out the home directories of the users.
This is a good idea, because a 700-users domain can become quite heavy
on a Samba PDC.
> How do I
> configure my PDC to direct users to the proper server to log into
> their particular home directory, and then "net use" that home
> directory and map it to a certain drive on their XP laptops.
This can be done with logon scripts (vbscript or batch files).
In the script you might use the client IP, hostname or username to find
out which server it should connect to, and what drives it should map.
You could also use this script to connect to lan printers.
> Will I
> have to run Samba on every linux box that serves the home
> directories...and what are the particular smb.conf parameters
> necessary on the PDC to accomplish this feat????
You need Samba on every server that will talk with Windows clients.
As for the config: a PDC will be critical to your network, so you should
have a serious look at the Samba doc instead of relying on newsgroups.
Otherwise you may end up creating a huge network bottleneck.
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