[Samba] Sync Unix passwords when not PDC

Pablo Alcaraz pabloa at laotraesquina.com.ar
Sun Aug 25 10:09:01 GMT 2002

Set security = domain  (read the documentation about it).

Before you need to create the windows accounts. You have 2 choices:

- Do it yourself: Create 1 linux account for each windows account. Set 
the password to something (it is not matter because this password is 
never used by samba).

- Let to winbind create the accounts for you.

Each methods has good and bad things.


joshuajunk at cybertrails.com wrote:

>I need to be able to sync the unix passwords on our Samba server. The Samba 
>server is running as a file share on a W2k Domain. It is a mixed mode 
>domain and I have been able to get the authentification working for the 
>file/printer shares. I have been looking into this and the only information 
>I can find seems to have to do with "unix sync = yes" however I don't think 
>that this is going to work for me since this server is not the PDC.
>I'm running Samba on RH 7.2 if it is important.
>Thanks in advance,

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