FreeBSD +Samba +OpenLDAP as a Primary Domain controller

Antoine Jacoutot ajacoutot at
Thu Nov 6 00:50:41 PST 2003

Roland Wells wrote:
> Any pointers, walk-throughs, warnings or the like would be greatly
> appreciated. If you want to see more about our specific situation (which
> we have titled "Set Us Free(BSD)", check out:

There don't see to be any major issue.
It looks like a lot of people are interested in the topic.

Basically, here is what I have working so far (in a minimal production 
environment of 30 people).

- FreeBSD-CURRENT with dynamic root
- LDAP Unix authentication vithe pam_ldap and nss_ldap --> with 
start_tls on for security
- Samba3 (from the samba-devel port patched for ldap support) PDC for 
Win NT/2k/XP stations; roaming profiles; group mappings; unix/windows 
password synchronisation... LDAP backend using samba3 schema
- UFS2 filesystem with ACLs enabled

I did not have any problem whatsoever yet, but I encourage people 
wanting to use this on a production intensive server to wait for 
5.2-RELEASE at the least.


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