Feature Request: NIS support

Nils Lohner lohner at debian.org
Thu Jul 13 19:25:28 GMT 2000

I have a feature request... I've just installed Debian Potato on a machine 
and have it as the only Linux machine amids Suns (using Solaris and NIS) and 
PCs using W95 and NT.  I would like to give everyone who has a unix account 
access to it from a PC as well, and can't see a good way to do that.  A 
solution would be either to:

- allow all users who are in /etc/passwd (which would include NIS) to log on 
and acess their home dir (IMO the best and easiest solution)
- have smbpasswd be able to map a Windoze user (thus allowing to use the 
windows authentication that you already have) to a unix path (or paths) that 
he can access.

This feature would be incredibly useful and permit unix/win gateways to be 
installed very very easily.

I'm not on the list, so please keep me in copy if possible.


Nils Lohner                             E-Mail: lohner at debian.org
Debian Project                          Web: http://www.debian.org/

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