samba password verification without a domain?

Kai Blin k.blin at
Fri Sep 22 15:44:55 GMT 2000

On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 09:17:41AM +0800, Hugo Bouckaert wrote:
> Hi 

> I downloaded and installed samba 2.0.7 on an SGI box running Irix 6.5. I
> was hoping to use the new feature, joining the NT domain, for samba
> access password verification, so NT passwords can be used to access Unix
> boxes in the network neighborhood.
> However, we only have an NT workgroup, not an NT domain. On the
> information pages regarding joining an NT domain, it states you have to
> add the samba server to the primary domain controller for the NT domain. 
> Does this mean it is totally impossible to add a samba server to
> individual NT computers in the workgroup, i.e. do yo have to have an NT
> domain with a primary domain controller or is there a way to add the
> samba server to individual NT boxes, so that from those, you can use
> your NT password to access the samba share? 

You could set the security to share level and allow only some users in each
share section.
You'll have to create the users on the irix box too, though.



Kai Blin, Sysop
University of Tuebingen
dept. of immunology

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