samba PDC with NIS, or other solution?

Alexander Lazarevich alazarev at
Wed Nov 7 13:52:02 GMT 2001

I've found a few things saying that samba PDC with NIS will work. But do 
the samba service and master NIS service need to be on the same machine?

Any help is appreciated,


On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Alexander Lazarevich wrote:

> 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
> machine. 
> 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,
> Alex
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> Alex Lazarevich
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> Imaging Technology Group,
> Beckman Institute,
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