Initial info on Samba?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu Apr 30 13:48:15 GMT 1998

hi chance,

yes samba (backed up with some shell scripts) can do this, have a look at
the archives on and also ask the same
question on samba at there are several thousand people on
that list, whereas there are only about 400 on samba-ntdom.

good luck!


On Thu, 30 Apr 1998, Chance W. Eppinette wrote:

> Hello,
> We are getting ready to setup some small 6-12 station labs in some
> of our Dorms.  We will be using the thin-client scenario where the
> clients will be served from a CITRIX NT box for most applications.
> We have a fairly large SUN box where all student accounts are located
> for email, web purposes, etc.
> We would like to be able to make the thin-client logon authentication
> back to the NT box be in sync with the user account on the SUN box.
> Also, we would like for any specific profiles, such as Netscape
> settings, application settings, etc, to be resident with the
> SUN account.  Also any files created with WINTEL environment would be
> saved back to shares on the SUN box.
> I kindof gather that SAMBA can do this, but I would really appreciate
> any backup of this.  Also if anyone out there is doing this or something
> similar, could you feel us in on any hurdles we need to be looking for?
> Thanks for any info,
> Chance Eppinette
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