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Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Feb 4 21:25:32 GMT 2001

Olaf Solutions wrote:
> I just set up Samba to act as a PDC for Windows Clients.
> I changed the network settings in the clients to log onto to the domain.
> Everything with the domain login work ok. I asked myself "what is
> advantage of using a domain configuration vs. a workgroup setup in samba?"
> Control over shares and more security right ?
> I cancelled the login process instead of loging into the domain. I
> couldn't access any shares except public ones. I said ok this good. This
> is what I want.
> Then I disabled the "Login to domain" option in Windows ME and rebooted.
> I logged back into Windows with a valid Windows user name. I can still
> access the samba shares.
> Isn't there a way to configure samba to only allow access if the client
> logs in the domain.
> If not, am I misunderstanding the purpose of a PDC ?
> Is the only advantage the ability to run login scripts ?

As Windows ME is not actuly a member of a domain - just a computer that
occasionly sends user-names and password hashes to the PDC - this is
about all you get.  If you wan't that kind of secuity you need Windows
NT.  (You also get your passwords checked at logon time - rather than
when you start using services, and can set policies to disable caching
this password).

> Thanks in advance,
> Steve

Andrew Bartlett
abartlet at

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