samba digest, Vol 1 #189 - 15 msgs
daveer at hrwallingford.co.uk
Tue Nov 14 18:01:20 GMT 2000
If you set up a share by editing smb.conf or using swat you can use Windows
Explorer/ Network Neighbourhood to see if you can access the samba server.
It is not clear exactly how you want to set up things up. We are only doing
file system sharing and have the following set in smb.conf
workgroup = HR
security = DOMAIN
encrypt passwords = Yes
password server = DRIZZLE HAIL SNOW SUPERIOR
username map = /etc/samba/usermap.txt
This uses our existing NT domain servers for authentication. Where
usernames differ between NT and Unix we use the "username map" to map them.
Users log in as before. Generally we use the swat tool for all
administration, which is easier than having to look up smb.conf options. We
set up Unix groups which equate to any NT groups we have and use the @group
notation as appropriate in smb.conf eg
comment = Ema directory
path = /export/services
write list = @services
force group = services
Everyone has read access as it is not specified, but services group have
We don't use spaces in any group names, so I can't help you there.
For further information look at the DOMAIN_MEMBER document supplied with the
distribution and chapter 6 of "Using Samba" which is also supplied in html
format with the distribution.
> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 15:42:27 -0800
> From: Martin <martin at mediax.com>
> Organization: MediaX Inc.
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Domain Authentication
> I've been poking through docs and non-searchable mailing lists, but I
> haven't found the answer to this yet. First of all, how do I
> verify that
> my domain registration is accurate? My system seems to be in the NT4
> domain, how do I prove it?
> Second, how do I specify users and groups in a domain as
> valid users for
> a resource? Do users still log in as DOMAIN\username? And how
> do I add
> users and/or groups with spaces in them to the list of valid
> users for
> accessing a resource?
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