[CentOS] CentOS 5.4 x86_64 authenticating against AD (Server 2008r2)

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Mon Feb 8 01:29:44 UTC 2010

>> Take my advice:
>> yum erase samba == uber happiness
>> Get ldap working, no interop issues with the old samba version in rhel and
>> newer ms servers. Plus you will be using something forward compatible that
>> a txt edit could likely fix in the event something drastic changed in the
>> schema and search filters for example had to change.
> +1
> We've been using nss_ldap against AD for years. It's never a problem.
> Jeff
> _______________________________________________
> Version 3.4.5 of Samba did end up resolving the issue I was having and now AD users can login to the box. I am however interested in going the LDAP route mainly for the forward compatability reason stated by Jeff. Is there anything special I need to do on the DC for the LDAP authentication to work?

Do we lose kerberos security if one switches from samba + winbind to ldap?

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