No nua for Samba-3.0rc1?
alsbergt at cs.huji.ac.il
Sat Aug 30 13:47:47 GMT 2003
On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 12:49:08PM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> > <snip />
> > Correct. No NUA for Users. NUA still works for machine accounts.
Well, I am actually interested in machine accounts for this matter.
> not really John. The support is the same for both users
> and machine accounts. Every entity has to have a unix account
> retreiveable via getpwnam().
Why is this so now?
> To answer the original question. the XXX_nua passdb backends
> were all removed.
I suppose there is a reason they were removed. Anyway, is it related
to some change in Samba somewhere else, or can I add sort of NUA
functionality to my passdb backend and it'll work?
Does Samba actually do anything (run any code) as the UID of
machines? Could I generally just be able to give all machines the
same UID (say, that of nobody), (of course, taking care that they get
unique SIDs/domain RIDs) and this way not have to give machines
system accounts? That's really the functionality I'm looking for. I
do not want to complicate matters with accounts for machines when
they don't really need anything.
I am pretty against creating accounts and removing them on the fly
(actually I am not interested in administration from Windows either,
but that's something different - not really "on the fly" per se).
Where does Samba need those accounts - what would happen if they just
didn't really exist?
Tom Alsberg - hacker (being the best description fitting this space)
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