configure error

Paul J Collins pjdc at
Wed May 10 17:33:05 GMT 2000

>>>>> "iddwb" == iddwb  <David.Bear at> writes:

    iddwb> Do I need pam if I have 'security=server'?  I authenticate
    iddwb> to a warp domain controller...


In fact, you don't need it at all, unless you want logons on the Unix
box to be authenticated against Samba or NT.  There is a pam module
(pam_ntdom ?) with Samba that you simply slot into your pam config
(/etc/pam.d, I think). Full instructions on configuring it are in

There is also some code in the nsswitch directory that allows a Unix
box to lookup users, groups etc in the NT Domain.  Say a big thanks to
Sun for designing PAM and nsswitch so that the Linux and GNU people
could copy them.  :-)


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