[Samba] Linux Client

Frédéric SCHWIEN fred at igtech.fr
Wed Jul 17 15:08:02 GMT 2002


Nope, i do not use a very strict environnement. Since i never tested it,
my first thought was that a linux client authentifying via a samba
server could display the domain choice, like on windows login screen,
... Obviously, i'was wrong. 

I was looking for a global tool for managing network home dirs,
centralised network accounts for win and linux clients on the lan. Is
there any trick to use KDE over samba, despite of this fifos and sockets
limitation? For example, if i try to start kde from the /tmp directory?

I did not have a try yet, i plan to do it soon, like next week end. So i
am just asking before testing.

Best regards, 


-----Message d'origine-----
De : samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org] De
la part de Sylvestre Taburet
Envoyé : mercredi 17 juillet 2002 23:23
À : Joel Hammer; Frédéric SCHWIEN; samba at lists.samba.org
Objet : Re: [Samba] Linux Client

Le Mercredi 17 Juillet 2002 23:13, Joel Hammer a écrit :
> I have not seen any replies, so, I'll ask. What are your trying to do?

> Your question isn't clear, at least to me. Joel
> On Wed, Jul 17, 2002 at 10:08:46PM +0200, Frédéric SCHWIEN wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am just wondering : is there a way to get a Linux Station display 
> > a Microsoft like login screen
> >  (ie: login/password/network) on a microsoft like network hosted on 
> > a samba server?
> >
> > If yes, what soft or configuration could I use?
> >
> > I know it is a bit off topic, but I guess some people on this list 
> > might have search that.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > fred

If you're trying to logon to a windows NT domain using a linux wks, yes
is possible using winbind.

You can also mount the windows home dir of the domain user on the linux
using pam_mount, but because smbfs won't support creation of specific
like fifos and sockets, you won't be able to open a KDE session in the 
smbmounted home dir.

Because the domain has to be set-up before you can logon to it (the wks
be member of the NT domain), you won't be able to change it anyway, so
would you need it at logon time? Or maybe you need to hide your linux
because you're in a very strict corporate environment ;o)?
Sylvestre Taburet - 1024D/030E1B7E
sylvestre.taburet at free.fr

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