[Samba] Using Virtual Users with Samba

Matt Pavlovich mpav at algx.net
Fri Apr 12 13:17:02 GMT 2002

Implementing this type of support into Samba doesn't make a lot of
sense, simpily due to what Samba does... file sharing w/ fine grained

Applications like Email, where you may have hundreds of thousands of POP
users is a different situation, b/c there is no need for file level
permissions on the email-- as only the MTA and the POP server ever have
access to the file.  

Implementing "virtual" users would require building a lot of redundant
information into a database that the filesystem already does for free.

And in the end... what advantage would there be for implementing virtual
users for Samba?

Matt Pavlovich

On Fri, 2002-04-12 at 14:14, Lee wrote:
> Hello,
> I have finally got Samba up and running in a basic config.  But I was
> wondering, most modern UNIX/LINUX software these days (qmail, proftpd,
> postfix, and more) allow you to get user to login and then have the
> authentication come from some other method, therefore removing the need for
> users to have system accounts on the server.
> Is it possible to have a similair "virtual" user system with samba.  Perhaps
> other users would be interested in such a setup.
> Cheers
> Lee
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