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(debian apt-get)

wget -O -|sudo apt-key add -

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pbiso.list

sudo apt-get update

Likewise documentation

stuff i did....

Before you attempt to join an Active Directory domain, make sure the /etc/nsswitch.conf file contains the following line:

hosts: files dns

The hosts line can contain additional information, but it must include the dns entry, and it is recommended that the dns entry appear after thefiles entry.

Computers running Solaris, in particular, may not contain this line in nsswitch.conf until you add it.

When you use Likewise with Multicast DNS 4 (mDNS4) and have a domain in your environment that ends in .local, you must place the dns entry before the mdns4_minimal entry and before the mdns4 entry:

hosts: files dns mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] mdns4

The default setting for many Linux systems is to list the mdns4 entries before the dns entry -- a configuration that leaves Likewise unable to find the domain.

Before you attempt to join an Active Directory domain, make sure that /etc/resolv.conf on your Linux, Unix, or Mac client includes a DNS server that can resolve SRV records for your domain.


[root@rhel5d Desktop]# cat /etc/resolv.conf

search nameserver

For more information on resolv.conf, see your operating system's man page.

Configure FW:

If you are using local firewall settings, such as iptables, on a computer running the Likewise agent, make sure the following ports are open for outbound traffic.

Note: The Likewise agent is a client only; it does not listen on any ports.

Post install:

/opt/likewise/bin/lwconfig --list

-- run the list to see other commands to change, will follow back around on this one

lwconfig AssumeDefaultDomain true

/opt/likewise/bin/lwconfig LoginShellTemplate /usr/bin/zsh

./lwconfig HomeDirTemplate "%H/%D/%U"