FreeBSD and Active Directory

Chris Edwards cedwards at
Mon Jun 30 15:42:31 UTC 2008

What version of Samba are you using?  I am getting an error trying to load
the when a user tries to authenticate.


Chris Edwards
Smartech Corp.
Div. of AirNet Group
cedwards at
P:  423-664-7678 x114
C:  423-593-6964
F:  423-664-7680

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Derek Ragona
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 3:48 PM
To: Chris Edwards; freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: FreeBSD and Active Directory

At 02:20 PM 6/26/2008, Chris Edwards wrote:
>I have been put in charge of creating a single sign-on mechanism for our
>Windows 2003 and FreeBSD servers.  We are wanting to use Active Directory
>our LDAP server.  I know of four different methods that could possibly
>1. OpenLDAP
>2. Radius
>3. NIS
>4. WinBind / Samba
>Which is the most excepted/supported way to do this?  Several of the severs
>are very old, 4+ years old.
>Thanks for any help,
>Chris Edwards

I have had no trouble using winbind/samba as a secondary controller to the 
Windows 2003 AD server.  I will say that not all the utilities work, but 
the functionality does work just fine.


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