Re; Authenticating NT
alan at esu.edu
Wed Aug 19 15:29:44 GMT 1998
1- I have one PDC NT server (NTPDC1) with its own domain (STUDENT_DOMAIN).
NTPDC1 is the server containing NT apps needed by students. They access
these apps via UNC or via drive: (i.e. net use H: \\NTPDC1\apps)
2- The students NT profiles are setup so they automatically connect to
their home directories in Z: at \\jake\%username%.
3- I have one Unix box running samba (SAMBA01). The students home
directories via [HOMES] accessed via NFS from other servers.
Right now the students have to keep their passwords the same (all
Maintaining two password databases for 6000 accounts
I wish there was a way the students can authenticate in one place only.
Can samba solve my problem.
Thanks to David Collier-Brown for his help on the option "security=user"
On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> You asked:
> | Can I use samba as a PDC? I am looking for a single authentication
> | point for NT/Windows98/WFW3.11/Unix users.
> Sure, as long as you mean ``the password/authentication server'',
> not ``a member of an NT authentication domain"". The latter
> functionality is still in development.
> The first one requires only ``security = user" in the smb.conf file.
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