[Samba] Samba and Windows 2000 Password Authentication

David Neilson DNeilson at westfam.com
Mon Dec 9 23:41:07 GMT 2002

Is there a way to configure Samba so that all password authentication is
done through the Windows domain controllers?  

As I understand it, the variable "encrypt passwords" must be set to yes if
"security" is set to "domain".  This causes Samba to reference the smbpasswd
file, so if the W2K user's password on the domain controller is not the same
as that in the smbpasswd file, Samba will prompt the user for the password
in smbpasswd.  

I have tried various options, like setting "security" equal to the server,
and "password server" equal to domain controller, but it all works the same:
the user has to enter the smbpasswd password to get authenticated.  

If this is not possible, is there a way to sync up the passwords between the
domain controllers and the smbpasswd file?  

David Neilson
Western Family Foods, Inc.
System Administrator
503 639 6300 x370

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