Unified password file

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Tue Feb 3 16:25:24 GMT 1998

hi jeff,

your list is complete, as far as i know.  some are more difficult /
troublesome than others.  oh.  there's NISGINA, of course.


On Tue, 3 Feb 1998 samba-list at zimage.com wrote:

> Hello,
>         Does anyone know how to unify the /etc/passwd and NT style
> passwords in SAMBA?  It seems like this is going to be more and more
> important when the NTDOM stuff gets release at some point in time.
>         I've thought about it and can come up with:
>                 o Create a smbpasswd file and use the SMB PAM module
>                 to authenticate everyone.
>                 o Just use the less secure passwords.
>                 o Create a new unified passwd system file for Unix.
>                 Can it still be used with NIS/NIS+, etc?
>                 o.Make a new module for NT/Win95 systems that is more
>                 compatible with SAMBA/Unix.
>                 o Wait for MS to adopt Kerberos.
>         Is there any other ideas?
> 			...Jeff

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