Caution Stoopid Newbie
emercer at rad.upenn.edu
Wed Apr 4 15:56:08 GMT 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.
Experiences vary. While 2.0.7 doesn't support the complete set of
features which are part of being a NT domain controller, I have set up
several NT domains using 2.0.7, and they've continued running with very
few problems. Users can log in, download policies, use printers, access
their home directory, and use a roaming profile. Most of the problems
I've had to deal with are related to the way MS implemented networking.
Of course, I'm not exactly a newbie. I've been using Samba for a long
time. Switched from DEC Pathworks to Samba & haven't looked back ;-)
Everything is easy once you know how to do it.
I had a really rough time with the first Samba Domain controller I set
up, but I think most of my problems were related to getting pre-alpha
code to compile. I also didn't have all the great FAQs which are
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