Samba, OpenLDAP, DHCP, DNS
I have a network of 130 computers, mixture of Windows and Linux.
There is one windows server for server based windows apps.
All machines have local log-on, some have network printer and file sharing, some are public machines. I have different workgroups for different areas.
I am not looking for a complete network solution, I will work that out myself. What I am looking for is a starting point.
I use Suse 11 if it makes any difference.
I want to set some systems, if not all eventually to network authenticated.
I have read many blind links and articles that do not really put 2 and 2 together. If someone would help me get started, please ......
I need internal DNS and I understand that it can be updated via the DHCP. That takes care of the hardware end? ( I assign IP by MAC so I can configure each machine and control who tries to connect )
I want to use Samba and OpenLDAP ( I get pieces of articles where Samba can't do all alone, LDAP works the rest of the picture )
Which service do you start with? Samba and LDAP pulls info from there or LDAP and work Samba off it? I saw at one point where LDAP can be updated from DHCP.
Surely you do not need to manually do all 4?
The books and articles I have read do not show how to use these services together, not even hints.
This is not a very complete listing because I am not looking for a complete solution, just ideas of how and where to start.
network auth, file server / sharing, network print servers and sharing.