(Long) Newbie Question on Authentification w/ 2.0.3 & PDC

Matt Chapman m.chapman at student.unsw.edu.au
Fri Apr 2 04:48:26 GMT 1999

Mark Schoonover wrote:
>         Installed 2.0.3 with remote browsing and as a domain member per the
> docs. All is going just fine, but I have noticed something interesting
> about authenticating against the PDC.
> ..
> As long as the username on Linux is there, then no matter what the
> password is it will allow access to the share. Is this by design or did
> I royally mess things up??

The idea of domain authentication is that Samba will validate
passwords against the PDC. Thus the user's UNIX password is


Matt Chapman
m.chapman at student.unsw.edu.au

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