libsmbclient: Browsing and a URI spec?
Allen, Michael B (RSCH)
Michael_B_Allen at ml.com
Wed Jan 3 23:59:48 GMT 2001
> From: Steve Langasek [SMTP:vorlon at netexpress.net]
> On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, Allen, Michael B (RSCH) wrote:
> > Yes but what if your domain is different from your workgroup as is the case
> > for me.
> Well, the 'workgroup' string from smb.conf is used for both the workgroup and
> the domain. AFAIK, under NT you can't be a member of a different workgroup
> than the one associated with your NT domain
What do you man by "associated with"? I am on a network where the domain
with which I authenticate is different (meaning the actually name of it is
different) from the workgroup name my machine registers with WINS.
Apparently this is a rare arrangement but I believe the reasoning is to break up
groups by workgroup and then authenticate all users centrally under a
common domain. Presumably this domain information is retrieved from the
domain controller when I log in but I don't know the details.
> how is a setting for the default domain useful, other than
> to specify the credentials of the default username?
It's not. True. It would only be usefull for smbclient(and perhaps smbclient.so).
But in at least my case a domain parameter would be applicable to all users
on a system as they too would all authenticate under the same domain. Might
be a little confusing for people setting up servers but you might call it
Sorry for the broken threads folks. This will really be the last post from work.
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