samba PDC with NIS, or other solution?
alazarev at hera.itg.uiuc.edu
Wed Nov 7 13:21:04 GMT 2001
We have a network with Windows NT/2000, SGI's, Linux, Macintosh, AIX. Our
user account/passwords for all our machines is handled by NIS on an AIX
Our unix machines autheticate through NIS. Our windows machines
authenticate by loging on to an NT server acting as the PDC, and that PDC
has a service installed on it called "WinDD NIS" (made by Tektronix I
think) which contacts the NIS server and validates user passwords. However
WinDD will not work with Windows 2000 clients, and we are upgrade to
windows 2000, so we have to come up with a solution.
Our first idea is to scratch the Windows PDC and go with a Linux/Samba
PDC. However, we seem to be coming to the realization that samba will not
work with NIS, simply because they use different password encryption. Is
this true? does anyone out there use samba PDC with NIS? Or do we have
to switch from NIS to NIS+? Does NIS+ use the same encryption as samba and
therefore work with samba PDC?
Any ideas are welcome. Thanks in advance,
Imaging Technology Group, http://www.itg.uiuc.edu
Beckman Institute, http://www.beckman.uiuc.edu
405 N. Mathews, Urbana IL 61801 USA
Ph: (217)244-1565 e-mail: alazarev at itg.uiuc.edu
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