Samba as Domain Controller
ink at inconnu.isu.edu
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
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 isu.edu
http://www.isu.edu/~kellcrai finger ink at inconnu.isu.edu for PGP block
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