Archive for January, 2005

wbel to centos migration

January 4, 2005

If you are looking for a Redhat Enterprise Linux alternative, I would strongly recommend CentOS. I was using Whitebox EL until the updates became all but non-existant with out building RHEL SRPMS.

CentOS seems to be pulling away from the pack with faster yum mirrors and timely updates. Easily migrate your current WBEL or Tao Linux boxes via these instructions at


login to windows domain from fedora core

January 1, 2005

Found this article: Linux-Windows Single Sign-On outlining how to authenticate with an Active Directory domain controller at login. Here are the steps:
# system-config-authentication
Check Use Winbind and click next.
On the next page:

  • Security Model: ADS
  • Domain: flat (NetBIOS) name for the domain (COMPANY)
  • Domain Controllers: Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for a domain controller (
  • ADS Realm: FQDN for the domain (
  • Template Shell: /bin/bash

Once winbind is configured and starts up, join the computer to domain:
# net ads join -U administrator
Finally, add this line to the end of /etc/pam.d/login and /etc/pam.d/gdm session required skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0077
so the home directories will get created on the fly.