REPEAT: hasn't anyone used smbclient linux->linux?
Paul L. Lussier
plussier at ne.arris-i.com
Wed Oct 20 20:45:33 GMT 1999
In a message dated: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 17:40:49 -0200
Andreas Hasenack said:
>NFS's authentication is weak (it's host based). With Samba you get also user
>authentication. With pam_smb you could even replace N[IY]S[+] for the user
True, but the basic Unix permissions are user *and* group based. Proper
configuration of these, combined with the host based auth make NFS a better
choice IMO than SMB. In addition, with NFS and netgroups, you can restrict a
user access to anything based on both the username *and* the host combined,
which smb can't do.
If you really need more complete auth under Unix, why not check out one of the
various ACL packages rather than slowing your environment down by relying upon
Oh, BTW, to answer the original question, I have used smbclient from a Linux
system to access another samba server running on another Linux system, but
strictly out of curiousity to see if it worked. It did, and there was nothing
magical to be done that I recall.
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