Caution Stoopid Newbie
simo.sorce at polimi.it
Wed Apr 4 15:40:49 GMT 2001
On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Mark Haney wrote:
> > But the point is Samba 2.0.7 CAN do central authentication. One Samba
> > that all file servers, email servers, squid servers, etc . use for
> > user/password authentication.
> By acting as an NT PDC perhaps? I still stand by my original statement
> 2.0.x isn't stable enough to do that. Believe me, I tried for over a month
> one time to do that and never had enough uptime to feel comfortable.
You are wrong.
Samba 2.0.7 is quite stable and support NT domains.
It is just limited in what it support about domains.
If you need a domain only to centralize users logon, samba is good enough
and with pam_smb it may be used to centralize also authentication
If you need it for other reasons (eg. for exchange) then samba 2.0.7 isn't
enough and you need to experiment with the 2.2.x alpha code branch.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-ntdom-admin at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:samba-ntdom-admin at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of Adam Lang
> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 11:17 AM
> To: Mark Haney; McEldowney, Michael; Jet Set Willy;
> samba-ntdom at samba.org
> Subject: Re: Caution Stoopid Newbie
> But the point is Samba 2.0.7 CAN do central authentication. One Samba server
> that all file servers, email servers, squid servers, etc . use for
> user/password authentication.
> > And your statement that samba is not peer-to-peer is very obviously wrong,
> > unless you are doing authentication from some central mechanism such as
> > or an NT domain, you are running a peer-to-peer network. YOu can run
> > outside of an NT doamin and have the client auth to it just fine. I do it
> > home. So get your facts straight before you flame anyone.
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