Sharing passwords for Win95 domain logons

Daniel Ben-Ezri danibe at
Tue Dec 16 21:39:43 GMT 1997

Could someone please tell me if SAMBA, when used as a domain logon
server, can use the existing UNIX user accounts (i.e. /etc/passwd), or
the only way to make win95 domain logons work is by the method described
in DOMAIN.txt (i.e. MUST use profiles on the server)?

Unfortunately, I don't know enough about the win95/NT logon
methodolgy/concept and I am wondering whether enabling domain logons
through SAMBA, also implies that I HAVE to use profiles (and logon
scripts?) on the SAMBA server.

I was trying/hoping to use SAMBA as a unified authentication win95
logon, WITHOUT forcing profiles to be stored on the SAMBA server. I keep
on getting "Cannot view the list of users at this time.  Please try
again later." Can anyone tell me if I am fundemantaly wrong here? If so,

I would appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance,

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