setting up a Linux 2.2 server for Win9x dialin

David Bannon D.Bannon at
Thu Jun 29 02:59:27 GMT 2000

At 06:07 AM 29/06/2000 +1000, Edward Schernau wrote:
>Subject line says what I'm doing.  I'd like to use pam_ntdom
>for authentication, since IIRC, it can authenticate people
>even if they don't have /etc/passwd entries.  I just need
>the users to get ppp access, the Linux box is in an NT
>domain environment (which I've joined).

I do a similar thing using pam_smb and found that ppp did not like being
told to authenticate a user who did not have an acount. So I have a system
that creates 'dummy' accounts on the dial in server as they appear on the
samba pdc. It might still be possible, but I found it easier to spawn the
accounts as I already had such a system running for other purposes anyway.

>From memory, ppp wants a uid to change to after authentication.

David Bannon                      D.Bannon at
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