[CentOS] Samba setup for CentOS-4.4 workstations

Lee Perez leecajun at alltel.net
Tue Sep 26 20:20:06 UTC 2006

David Ellsmore wrote:
> James B. Byrne wrote:
>> I am trying to get our prototype Linux workstation to allow users to see
>> shares on our legacy MicroSoft Windows-2000 Domain Server,  I can find
>> guides for setting up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller but I cannot
>> seem to locate any good and expansive guide for setting up a samba
>> workstation and just joining the domain.  Perhaps this is so trivial a
>> process no-one thinks that it requires such a guide.
>> We have user logins to that workstation using the existing Windows 
>> Domain
>> controller for authentication but I cannot seem to unlock how to allow
>> access to the shares.  We have CUPS configured to the networked printers
>> but I had to use the administrator's id and password to get that to 
>> work.
>> I am really looking for a comprehensive guide to the entire process from
>> the CentOS workstation point of view and any pointers to such are
>> earnestly sought.  I found this site:
>> http://linux.unimelb.edu.au/server/course/fc3/samba.html which seems to
>> fairly complete but I lack sufficient experience with samba and kerberos
>> to determine exactly what this is telling me.  I believe at this point
>> that I should be using the "ADS security model" but I have no idea 
>> what a
>> "kerberos realm" is (at least with respect to an existing MicroSoft
>> Domain).  I also lack the knowledge of how to configure this portion of
>> the set up so a guiding hand is most welcome.
>> Our fqdn for the Microsoft domain is "brockley.harte-lyne.ca"
>> I have set up the samba server setting to this:
>> Basic: Workgroup: brockley Description: <fqhn of Linux workstation>
>> Security: Auth Mode: ADS Auth. Server: BRDC-01.Brockley.Harte-Lyne.ca
>> Kerberos Realm: blank (and I cannot set it so that the setting is
>> preserved) Encrypt Passwords: Yes Guest Account: No Guest Account
> Are you making sure that you re-start the Samba server after making 
> any configuration changes?
> I'm only asking as this one has caused a few "Homer" moments for me 
> (doh!).
Hi James,

Well here was something else that got me for a bit and was makeing me 
 >:o . Are you running a firewall, if so do you have ports 137, 139, and 
445 open up on your lan side?  Just a thought.

Lee Perez

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