Samba/LDAP configuration script for K12LTSP 4.2

From: “Steve Kossakoski” <>
Subject: [K12OSN] Samba/LDAP configuration script available

K12LTSP Community,
The goal in our school district during the last few months has been to build a linux network that would allow all types of clients to authenticate and access home directories. However, the time and expertise required to install and configure LDAP/Samba was an issue.

We are happy to announce that we have developed a script that drastically reduces the amount of time it takes to install and configure LDAP/Samba on a K12LTSP 4.2 server (less than 30 minutes).

We have successfully authenticated clients and accessed home directories on thin clients, Windows XP, Macintosh, and Linux. We hope that this script will be of use to the K12LTSP open source community. We thank all of your for your continued work and support.

David Trask was instrumental in this project as he spent hundreds of hours in the development of the how-to and volunteered to test each version of the script. Matt Oquist is the talented programmer who authored the script. Art Reardon also spent endless hours in the testing and development process. Thanks to each of you for your work!

The script can be download by clicking on the download button at:

Steve Kossakoski
Assistant Superintendent,
Technology & Research
SAU 16,
24 Front Street
Exeter, NH 03833