Unified password file
Roeland M.J. Meyer
rmeyer at mhsc.com
Wed Feb 4 09:51:00 GMT 1998
At 12:12 03-02-98 +1100, samba-list at zimage.com wrote:
> 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?
Implement KerbNet (Kerberos 5). You don't need to wait for M$. In fact,
they'll probably do something M$ proprietary anyway (like they did
MS-CHAP). KerbNet has Win95, WinNT, and MAC clients. I'm implementing now,
with SSH for strong host authentication.
Roeland M.J. Meyer, ISOC (InterNIC RM993)
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