A question about NT Domains

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Thu Apr 9 12:15:08 GMT 1998

On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Wolfgang Ratzka wrote:

> >>>>> "JH" == John Harper <harper at scar.utoronto.ca> writes:
>     JH> I now have just a minor administrative problem of managing 3
>     JH> smbpasswd files - one on each server, and a concatentation of
>     JH> these 2 on the PDC (which must also include the machine
>     JH> entries -- it would be useful if smbpasswd could accept a flag
>     JH> specifying an alternate passwd file). I can probably keep it
>     JH> in sync by running a cron job every minute to pull the
>     JH> smbpasswd files off the servers.
> I think you could cut this down to one smbpasswd file (which still has
> to stay in sync with the unix accounts on the student and the staff
> machine) by authenticating samba access to the shares via the PDC
> (i.e. specifiying "security=server" and "password server=<your PDC>"
> in the global section of your smb.conf file).

whou-hou.  has anyone ever _used_ a samba PDC as a "password server"
instead of an NT PDC?

i've been holding off suggesting it to anyone just in case it's broken :-)


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