NT4.0 PDC and Samba help

Akira Matsuno matsaki at statcan.ca
Wed Aug 19 17:11:44 GMT 1998

Gerald Carter wrote:
> Christoph Doerbeck wrote:
> >
> > I read that someone stated that you NEED local accounts in
> > /etc/passwd.
> > I don't believe this to be the case.  In fact, I thought that if you
> > were to create a "username map" with an entry like "safeshare = *"
> > then all NTDOM connections authenticated through the NT server
> > would work, and have local userid "safeshare" on the samba server.
> <snip>
> > Am I way off on this?  Or does this sound like a solution to the
> > stated problem?
> That's what I said.  :)  However you allow Samba to get a valid
> Unix uid will work.  Either /etc/passwd entries or "username map ="

Regarding entering /etc/passwd users...Are there any ramifications if
you are using C2 security (shadow passwords)?   Or is this not a
problem?  I'm not a unix expert so, I thought I'd ask before I did

* Akira Matsuno  
* Network Administrator / Oracle DBA
* Statistics Canada
* Ottawa Ontario

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