[ILUG] Samba and Windows 2000
ray at itg.ie
Tue Mar 28 10:20:20 IST 2000
"Burke, Gary : GIG IS&T" wrote:
> You could try setting
> password server=NameOfNT(P|B)DC
> This will then authenticate users against the NT box that you point it at,
> so if they are already logged into an NT domain, they won't need to login to
> the samba box too.
> Samba still needs to match username with the users on the Linux box, so if a
> username doesn't appear in /etc/passwd, then that user cannot login. You
> don't need an smbpasswd file for this method. I tried it on our domain here
> once and it worked very well. Can't remember why I took it off though...
This may or may not be the solution, I've come across a situation
recently enuf where two identical machines would do things quite
differently with respect to auth. one could use a passwd server & the
other couldn't & eventually had to be set to using security = user.
Both systems were on the same NT domain, had been correctly added, with
sufficient client licences avaliable for the NT systems (it can make a
difference if NT's licence logging service is left on), Eventually swat
seemed to fix the broken one though from going through the smb.conf
afterwards I couldn't see anything other than formatting changes,
Explainations are welcome as it had me well flustered!
both were out of the box RH 6.1 systems btw
also as a side note. make sure that whatever NT system you are trying to
access has a netbios name which corresponds to a valid hostname be it
through DNS or /etc/hosts , this can cause problems even if it's not
mentioned in the docs.
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