Using the "nis" scripts to add users in Samba

Santomauro, Deborah deborah.santomauro at
Thu Aug 16 14:55:37 GMT 2001


Believe me, if I didn't have to go this route, I wouldn't use
"--with-nisplus" at all but I'm just following the recommendations of both
Monyo and John Terpstra. If this is completely inaccurate then perhaps it
should be noted in all pertaining documentation.

In my situation, smbpasswd is always going to try to access the
smbpasswd.org_dir and I have already created this table, using the method
described in the NISPLUS documentation. I have yet to find a way of not
having to store smbpasswd in nis+, but if you know of one, can you share
that information?


-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Carter [mailto:gcarter at]
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 8:22 AM
To: TAKAHASHI Motonobu
Cc: samba-technical at
Subject: Re: Using the "nis" scripts to add users in Samba

On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, TAKAHASHI Motonobu wrote:

> Please read
> You have to run on the master server or change the permission of NIS+
> table.
> btw, I want to contribute this document and want anyone to refine
> English.


I had considered disabling the --with-nisplus option in the next 2.2.x
release since it only seemed to confuse people and was currently
unmaintained.  Do you thin storing smbpasswd in nis+ is a often
used option?  I had already told Deborah this, but she seems to
continue to want to use it.

btw...It is currently removed from the 2.2

Any thoughts on this?

cheers, jerry
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