Getting somewhere in my samba adventures... slowly

Gerry George ggeorge at
Sat Jul 1 00:19:33 GMT 2000

At 12:08 PM 6/29/00, you wrote:
> >From my recent experiences you may want to use a small NT box as the Primary
>Domain Controller (PDC) and do the authentications through it. SAMBA is a 
>thing, however there are some lingering problems having it as a PDC, at least
>that is my opinion.
>The Linux/SAMBA box then authenticates all the users through the PDC and 
>happy. Later as you progress and the next SAMBA version is released it is 
>not a
>big deal to move the PDC job to SAMBA.

Just had this idea.

How about running NT4 under VMWare to act as the PDC and have Samba on the 
same box as your "normal" server?

Anyone tried this as yet?  Does NT4 run under VMWare?

G. George

>Mauricio Tavares wrote:
> > At 05:29 PM 6/29/00 +0300, "Valentin Pavlov" <v_valchev at> wrote:
> > >Simply add "security = share" in global parameters.
> > >But note - you will not be able to authenticate users.
> > >
> >         I understand, but using what you suggested allowed me to do waht I
> > consider to be the most important right now:  find out if my samba server
> > is working and I can connect to it.  It works!  So I am pretty happy now.
> > Thanks! =)
> >
> > Now that has been taken care of, I can proceed to the next phase, which is
> > setting the user authentication part.  What I envision is to have people to
> > log into to their NT/W98/W95/W2K boxes anad have that l/p already take care
> > of what they have access to in the unix box.  I plan in the end to run the
> > unix box as primary server for the localnet and have our current NT server
> > as secondary, asking the unix box for anything it may need such as
> > usernames and stuff.
> >
> > Again, thanks for the help! =)

Gerry E. George  <ggeorge at>
Information Technology Specialist,
DigiSolv, Inc.


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