I have a network of 20 linux servers. My plan was to have one act like a PDC and allow single sign-on for the rest of the servers. The reason I say PDC rather than an ADS system is I want to avaid running LDAP. I will also have things like shares between the machines etc. I have done something like this before however there was a windows ADS controller on the network all ready.
Also I am currently not in front of the machines so I can't give you the full contents of my smb.conf files (only what I remember).
So the story so far.
[Global] workgroup = MYDOM Domain master = yes local master = yes Domain logons = yes security = user .............
[Global] workgroup = MYDOM Domain master =no local master = no security = user
Now the first thing is thet testparam for the client tells me it is a stand alone machine. and most of the 'net' commands refuse to work as they say it is a standalone machine.
if I change security to DOMAIN (on the client) then it claims to be a domain member. If I do it on the server it starts claiming it is a BDC. and then any normal commands complain that there is no PDC... Also from the docs I have read you must have security=user for a Samba PDC and Samba Client pair...
The next part of the equation is winbind. As I stated earlier I have managed to get that working with a Real ADS controller. However if use winbind with the configuration I have discribed above if flatly refuses to accept that there is a PDC or Domain present.
So now I am very confused and fustrated.
So the short version of the question is. Can I have a Samba only network, with a Samba PDC, Samba clients, security=user and have winbind do the single sign on for the clients using the PDC. (and without using LDAP)
Hope this is not too long winded.