Samba & Unix users sync
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Wed Jul 19 23:03:07 GMT 2000
> On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> Not at all. The BSD license allows you to do anything you want to with the
> code (including re-releasing it under the GPL), and the GPL only comes into
> play when you intend to redistribute -- it places no limitations on what you
> can do with the software on your own machine. A /user/ can never violate the
> GPL, because the GPL is not a license for use of the product.
There was some problem, but I don't remember exactly what it was. I'm
sure someone else on the list does. Someone help me out here.
> > There are some things in the works that will allow you to use the Windows
> > password for Unix login, if your Unix systems support nsswitch.
> nsswitch is never sufficient for this. nsswitch allows you to specify the
> source for various system config files, including your password file, but the
> data returned by getpwnam() is still expected to be valid Unix data -- which
> means that a password field retrieved from an NT server via winbind will still
> be treated as a crypt()ed password. For support of different *authentication*
> methods (as opposed to crypt(passwd, salt)), you'll still need PAM.
No, that's not what I saw. Take a look at Winbind. Again, I'm working in
other areas so I'm only aware of these things. I don't have my teeth in
them. What I saw leveraged nsswitch to allow a logon to a Linux box using
only NTDomain credentials. ...at least, that's how I understood it.
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
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