Samba as Domain Controller

Craig Kelley ink at
Fri Mar 2 20:44:00 GMT 2001

On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Kristyan Osborne wrote:

> I agree! In my old job at a school all client machines were win 95. A 95
> machine can only be part of a workgroup and not a domain. Thus a domain
> controller with a machine password database would make no sence if win 95 is
> only validating a username and password.
> We used a 2.0.7 server as a file-server with the user password database.
> I am currently working on a NT 4 network with all clients NT4 wks controlled
> by a samba server which is a PDC, as a machine database is required.

Actually, Windows 95 machines can be a part of a certain -kind- of domain.
Samba can deal with that just fine.  We have NT4 and Windows 95/98
machines all authenticating (and running login scripts) against our Samba
2.0.5 server.

I should probably upgrade to 2.0.7 one of these days, but when it works,
it just works fine.

The wheel is turning but the hamster is dead.
Craig Kelley  -- kellcrai at finger ink at for PGP block

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