Using the "nis" scripts to add users in Samba
davecb at canada.sun.com
Thu Aug 16 15:11:33 GMT 2001
Gerald Carter wrote:
> Do you think 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.
It's quite reasonable to want to store password hashes in
ldap, nis, nis+, and any other unix distributed passwd/
However, the option is a bit of a misnomer: --with-nisplus
arhiably means "use nis+ for passwd-like databases", which
is arguably unnecessary or minimally necessary (with a
mechanmism like /etc/nsswitch.conf!) so you might want
--with-nisplus-smbpasswd addd, to mean "use nis+ to store
samba's hashes database", which could default to off.
--dave (nitpicking) c-b
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