Passthrough authentication and users list

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Wed Aug 30 21:00:55 GMT 2000

Dionysius Wilson Almeida wrote:
> Hi,
> I am doing a project and wanna authenticate users using NT
> pass through authentication.  The thing is ..i don't want separate
> users for ftp, telnet and separate for samba.  Now the samba
> server would not be the Domain Controller.  The Domain Controller
> would be an NT or 2000  box.  But i want to get the list of users
> and authenticate using that information.  How can i do this as
> I've no experience with CIFS and samba.  This is for a network
> appliance that I'd working on... The idea is that the windows
> users will be able to ftp their files etc to the box without
> having to add each NT user to the box's password file.

I'm afraid you're going to have to learn much more about
CIFS and Samba than you know now :-).

What you need is winbindd - part of the new "Samba Appliance
kit" (no this is just a name, not an official product - yet :-).


	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

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