Samba and NT - Synchronizing Accounts

Dustin Butler dustin at
Fri Jan 26 04:33:36 GMT 2001

One way?  

I believe it's possible to get a user list through ADSI (whatever that
active directory stuff is) on the NT server.  You could host an Active
Server Page on the NT box to return the list of users.  On the Linux box use
a cron a shell script to get the list (wget command) and then add/delete
users depending on the list returned.

> Hi List,
> I am in the process of setting up a samba server (2.0.7 on 
> Linux RH 6.2)
> that will sit in an NT domain. The NT is a PDC.
> I plan to set security = server and let the PDC do the 
> authentication. I
> understand however that the Linux still requires the relevant 
> user accounts
> for I/O operations.
> My question is this: What is the best way to synchronize the 
> accounts from
> the PDC (whenever they are changed / added / deleted) to the Linux.
> I've also got to think of how to initially get the accounts 
> from the PDC
> onto the Linux without manually typing them in.
> I would very much appreciate any pointers.
> Regards,
> Chris

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