New Samba Install

Gerald W. Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Sat Apr 4 13:49:34 GMT 1998

On Sat, 4 Apr 1998 samba at wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
>    We've run Samba for awhile now. Unfortunately we're redoing everything.
> We're installing samba 1.9.18p3 on a Solaris 2.5.1 Dual PII/300Mhz machine.
> We're wanting to do user authenication through 1 of several ways.
> - Through the NT server. We currently have in the conf file:
> security=server 
> password server = (The name of our PDC)
> OR
> - Through a UNIX /etc/passwd style file that is not in /etc/passwd and is
> not a shadow passwd.

Hey Pam :-)

My understanding was that you had to choose one method of validation.  It
was sort of an all or none situation.  Either all validation is done via
an external PDC, or all via NIS, or all via smbpasswd, etc...
> PLEASE Help us! :) People who have accounts on our PDC, but aren't in our
> shadow password can't login right now.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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