On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, Antony Gelberg wrote:

> We are deploying a Linux server and desktops for a customer. We will
> have the users and groups in LDAP on the server, and files shared via NFS.
> However, one never knows if Windows desktops will be needed in the
> future. Is it a good idea to add users with smb-ldap even if samba is
> not initially used, as adding the samba attributes to an existing LDAP
> database is painful, and the smb-ldap created users will have the
> relevant POSIX credentials to be able to login anyway?

we have this configuration. We had some windows boxes, which used samba.
Our database was an ldap backend. We now use the ldap backend for
everything including global address book, proxy authentication, email,
intranet application etc..

Having an ldap backend is very useful
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