Authentication models for PDC

Giulio Orsero giulioo at
Thu Nov 11 12:15:14 GMT 1999

On Thu, 11 Nov 1999 12:25:32 +1100, hai scritto:

>and Win98, but would it be possible to have Samba use the underlying Linux
>authentication using PAM? This is because our Linux passwords are being
>synchronized from another Linux machine.

If you DON'T use samba as a PDC:
Yes, this is possible if you disable password encryption on all win9x
and winnt boxes.
This way samba can use the local unix password database (instead of the
smbpasswd db); if your system uses pam, samba detects it at compile time
and use it.

If you DO use samba as PDC:
AFAIK, passwd encryption is required in this case. Samba will use the
smbpasswd database for authentication, and can keep /etc/passwd in sync
with it, if you want.
Maybe you could set up as PDC the linux box you're using now as master
for /etc/passwd.

giulioo at

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