Caution Stoopid Newbie

Jet Set Willy jsw at
Wed Apr 4 10:50:42 GMT 2001

Please could somebody clear up some confusion I have - I freely
admit that I am a clueless newbie in both samba and linux so be warned....
I am runing Mandrake 7.1 (if that makes a difference) and have
managed to get samba running quite well ( verion 2.0.6) ie I
can see shares copy files from my win98 machine and so on.
Works perfectly. Now what I really want  (what I really really want)
is to be able to login to the linux box from the 98 machine. So
far I have waded thru the text docs that come with samba, I've
read a couple of how-to's  and bought a book ( think
is the samba black book but can't be sure of the exact title
cos I've left it at home). Finally I've found this mailing list !

So far the documentation seems fairly confusing (to a newbie)
as I understand it later versions[1] of samba support NT PDC
type things however it suggests that the version I have will allow
98 logons - can somebody point me in the direction of a definitive
answer of what 2.0.6 will support ie I think it supports logons from
98 machines but doesn't do full PDC - is this correct ? If so then
I guess there must be some differences between the two - what
are they ?

Hope somebody can help, thanks 

[1] I don't think I am up to downloading and recompling a newer
version of samba *just* yet - give me time though

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