Adding a linux box to an NT domain
peter at cadcamlab.org
Wed Jan 19 18:09:09 GMT 2000
> we already have an NT network here, but I've recently added a linux
> box to our domain (FLORIDA). Basically I want the linux box to be
> accessible through network neighborhood like any other workstation
> but I don't want it to be the domain controller.
Not hard. Default settings in smb.conf should be most of what you
workgroup = florida
security = domain
password server = <your primary domain controller>
This should produce a working setup, assuming you have login accounts
on your Linux box with the same names as your NT accounts. If you have
special needs in that regard, investigate the "username map" option.
Also you will need sections for your actual shared drives. A special
case of this is home directories; if you just want users to have access
to home directories:
browseable = no
writable = yes
public = no
> what about "netbios name"? Does that have to be set?
No, unless the name of your computer is different from what you want
Windows computers to call it.
> And so I have to get the NT guy to do something on the NT server to
> allow the linux box on
Right. He needs to run Server Manager on the domain controller and add
your computer to the domain. (Not a very difficult operation, even for
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