Tue Dec 2 02:23:37 GMT 2003
regardless of what type of client OS.. The typical Win 9x user can't sneak
into network shares any easier than a Win NT client.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kristyan Osborne" <kris.ozzy at lineone.net>
To: "samba" <samba-ntdom at us4.samba.org>
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2001 12:37 PM
Subject: RE: Samba as Domain Controller
> 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
> 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
> by a samba server which is a PDC, as a machine database is required.
> Computers are like airconditioners: They stop working
> properly if you open windows.
> Win95: A 32-bit patch for a 16-bit GUI shell running on top of an
> 8-bit operating system written for a 4-bit processor by a
> 2-bit company who cannot stand 1 bit of competition.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-ntdom-admin at us5.samba.org
> [mailto:samba-ntdom-admin at us5.samba.org]On Behalf Of Richard Sharpe
> Sent: 02 March 2001 16:19
> To: Greg J. Zartman; samba-ntdom at us5.samba.org
> Subject: Re: Samba as Domain Controller
> At 08:52 AM 3/2/01 -0800, Greg J. Zartman wrote:
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Richard Sharpe" <sharpe at ns.aus.com>
> >To: "Adam Lang" <aalang at rutgersinsurance.com>;
<samba-ntdom at us5.samba.org>
> >Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 9:08 AM
> >Subject: Re: Samba as Domain Controller
> >> At 04:23 PM 2/28/01 -0500, Adam Lang wrote:
> >> >I'm looking into using Samba as the domain controller for my network
> >> >75 users on windows 9x).
> >> For Win9X machines you do not need a PDC. Samba 2.0.7 will do fine for
> >> these machines.
> >This doesn't make any sense. What does the client OS have to do with the
> >weather or no you need a PDC??? A PDC basically centralizes netword
> >on one machine. The client OS makes no difference.
> it makes eminent senses when you realize that Microsoft does not use the
> Domain Controller protocols (Encrypted RPCs) for Win9X logons, but does
> WinNT and Windows 2000.
> Thus, the client OS makes a big difference. Take my word for it, lots of
> people are using Samba 2.0.7 and below as a logon server for Windows 95,
> and ME, and have been doing so for years.
> You do need to set the parameter 'domain logons = yes'. And, you might
> 'encrypt passwords = yes', but then again, you might not.
> Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
> Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member,
> Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
> Author, Special Edition, Using Samba
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