Samba PDC as a password server

Jeremy Allison jallison at
Tue Apr 28 16:36:59 GMT 1998

Gerald Carter wrote:
> what does this exactly imply.  Well there should be no need to
> distribute the smbpasswd to remote servers using rdist or anything
> else.  Simply setup your Samba PDC in a tight security room, make it
> accessible only from certain machines and by certain users using ssh or
> something like that and then point all you samba server towards it for
> validation.

Yes, this should definately work. The other benefit is that
if that Samba PDC is also the NIS master and the other Samba
servers are NIS clients then you have one machine that is the
single account master for all users (look, look, the Holy
Grail, in Camelot ! Shhh. it's only a model :-).


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