NIS authentication and smbpasswd

Andrea Zolnhofer & Michael Ott ZolnOtt at
Fri Sep 15 20:12:13 GMT 2000

hi tim!

i don not understand your question. what do you want to do? 
an user on a nt-workstation logon the server by authenticates on passwd,
not on smbpasswd.

is this right?

on my server i have install nis and samba and both have the same passwd.
i put my passwd.yp into my smbpasswd.

can you tell again, what is your problem (excuse me, but my
understanding in english is not very good)

bye michael


Tim Strobell - Asst Systems Admin wrote:
> Howdy Gents,
> I've set up 2.0.7 as a PDC for a small lab of NT4 machines.
> We use NIS (not NIS+) for 'authentication' for our Unix machines.
> Is there any way to set up a smbpasswd file (or configure samba) so that
> Samba authenticates against the NIS password instead of the NT hash in the
> smbpasswd file?
> In other words, I can't logon unless I (manually) set my smbpasswd to match
> my Unix passwd. I would like to roll this out as transparently as possible.
> Has anyone else been in a similar situation?
> Thanks!
> Tim
> --
> Tim Strobell - syssys at - (301) 405-8175 - Fax (301) 314-0827
> Assistant Systems Administrator
> Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park

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