SAMBA Client Setup

Should work out of the box if you install samba-common and smbfs (on Lenny with stock kernel):

Mounting samba shares for easy access by programs does not work out of the box because netbios name resolution isn't set up correctly. However, if you figure out the IP address of a server you'd like to connect to (while you have a page accessing smb://<name> open in firefox, do 'netstat' from a command prompt and look for IP addresses using the "netbios-ssn" service), the following will work:

Add the following line to /etc/fstab:

/<IPAddress>/<share name> /mnt/smb cifs password=,uid=1000,umask=000 0 0

Here we're using the mountpoint /mnt/smb (which you must create) and assuming the share has no password.

TODO: Set up netbios name resolution; document smbnetfs configuration.


Configuring LDAP Authentication for Debian

TIP: if you change something in the LDAP tree (NCSD still caches the old entry) you can clean the cache of NSCD with the following commands...

  # nscd --invalidate=group

  # nscd --invalidate=passwd