2.2 support client only Win2K AD?

david.touster at acecomm.com david.touster at acecomm.com
Tue Jan 2 15:01:45 GMT 2001

Will the current samba-2.2.0-alpha1 support the following environment:
   (If not which version will?    Approximately, when will it be

1.  Windows 2000 Active Directory (AD) in "Native Mode" will be the
authoritative source for all user authentications (UNIX and Windows),
permissions, etc.
2.  UNIX:  Solaris 8 with it's built in LDAP and Kerberos support
configured to talk to AD  (I'm still working on this)
3.  Need to just share a few directories that reside on the UNIX server to
the Windows 2000 workstations and would like to be able to print from UNIX
to a Windows 2000 system running as a print server (server and/or

My assumption: I would therefore require Samba with only client side
support for LDAP and Kerberos.  (Samba will not be asked to update user
passwords, etc.)

Follow-up questions:
A.  Does the PAM support for Kerberos work?   In 2.0.7 as well?
B.  In case accessing directly to the Windows 2000 AD running in "Native
Mode" based on the environment above is currently not a possibility, can
PAM support be used for going through the local UNIX server that Samba
(local LDAP and/or Kerberos) is running on?
C.  Can I turn off LAN Manager Protocol in Windows 2000 and go through (if
I can) the local Solaris 8 LDAP & Kerberos for authentication as well
servicing the file and print requests?  (All windows systems will be
Windows 2000 - no 9x, ME, or NT will be used)


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