[CentOS] Help on setting up a samba domain controller

Mon Sep 29 20:59:38 UTC 2014
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

I found some help at:


If anyone knows of something more, I am interested.

On 09/29/2014 11:01 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> My current samba domain controller is running ClearOS.  But I am 
> migrating to ARM servers (cubieboards) and using RedSleeve for now, 
> and Centos7arm when that gets rolling.  The driver is power savings; 
> my ROI just on power is ~15months.
> So I only run an NT style Domain Controller with XP clients and 
> roaming user profiles.  It works, as there are only a few systems here 
> are really just my wife and I.  But it is nice for my wife to hop on a 
> laptop at the dinning table and get her same desktop as she has on the 
> den computer.
> So copying the basic Samba files is rather simple, it seems, but then 
> there is the LDAP setup and the add machine and user scripts. So it 
> gets complex rather quickly.  I looked over on the Centos Wiki and did 
> not find any help there, but my search foo has always been weak.
> So is there a howto I can use to get off the 'everything (and more 
> than I want) done for me' bandwagon and build the basics myself?
> I figure I can deal with dnsmasq, even though I am a bind kind of guy; 
> the configs look simple.  But there is probably a dyndns piece lurking 
> somewhere.  NTP I have always done myself.  I have even hacked a bit 
> at basic Samba to maintain per user logins.  But the ldap will 
> definitely be a new experience...
> thanks for any pointers (that help me :) ).
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