Synchronising passwords

Paul Ashton paul at
Fri Feb 27 18:02:38 GMT 1998

At 11:58 27/02/98 -0600, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
>Novell solved the problem of password sync by rewriting samsrv.ddl.  They
>have to play some interesting games to make sure that nothing overwrites
>their samsrv.dll with a "new" version from Microsoft.  This is all part of
>their NDS for NT product.  I suppose that something could be written to
>allow Samba to authenticate against the Novell NDS, but then we'd have
>three players in the game instead of just two.  Still, it's an 
>interesting solution.

>Anyway, the "right" thing to do would be to write a samsrv.dll that allows
>the administrator to decide upon an authentication scheme. 

That's what we have done. samsrv supplies the server side of the RPCs as
we have implemented in Samba. Novell just did the same again but put it
on NT instead of implementing it on a Novell or Unix server.

If we ported Samba as a PDC to NT, we would end up replacing samsrv.dll.


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