Using Samba -- domain logins
cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Tue Jan 4 22:15:07 GMT 2000
Richard Sharpe wrote:
> I am not sure if I understand what you mean here, but
> there are people out there, including a customer of mine,
> who only habe Win9x and no WinNT clients nor servers.
> So they only use the domain logons = yes stuff for
> Win9x logons, and do not think of Samba as running
> in PDC or BDC mode.
Yes this is valid, but wea re talking about "security = domain"
and "domain logons = yes". "security = user" and "domain
logons = yes' I use all the time. Once you begin to use
accounts from a PDC, you are
* acknowledging the fact that you have a PDC.
An NT PDC can validate Win9x logons right? Of course.
If Samba was on was a domain member on a separate subnet
from the PDC and performing domain logons, this would work.
But actually Samba is acting as a BDC (but no SAM replication)
to the Win9x clients.
Correct me if I wrong, but only a domain controller can
perform logons right? Can a Windows NT Workstation as a
member of a domain validate domain logons? Not network
connections, but domain logons? No?
My point is that allowing Samba as a domain member
to validate domain logons for Windows 9x client is
confusing. But everyone says, "No, it works!" and i
know that. Fact is that one day we will officially
support PDC and BDC replication....
Arrggh....i give up. Does anyone understand what I'm
trying to say here?
Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter
Engineering Network Services Auburn University
jerry at eng.auburn.edu http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw
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