[Samba] Replacing 3 out of 4 NT servers w/ Samba

User Tkrin tkrin at tkrin.net
Sat May 4 14:58:02 GMT 2002

Thanks Patrick.

I'll read up on winbind.


Quoting Patrick Gunerud <slu at firerun.net>:

> It sounds like your best option for using samba and Win2k server is to 
> setup the Win2k server as the PDC and join each machine running samba to 
> the domain.  Then use winbind to allow the machines running samba to 
> authenticate windows users.  As I understand it you do not need to add 
> the accounts on each machine it will use the ones from the Windows PDC.
> Patrick
> User Tkrin wrote:
> >Hello all.  I have four NT servers that are all in dire need of upgrading. 
> What
> >I want to do is replace three of those w/ samba and leave the fourth Win2K
> due
> >to some internal apps that require IIS.  The basic layout is each server is
> a
> >PDC, for what reason I can not figure out completely, I inhereted them
> recently.
> > There are trust relationships among them and users access data across all
> four
> >domains.
> >
> >I'm not really sure what my best options are for setting this up.  It would
> be
> >nice to have the Win2k box be a PDC and the samba servers be BDC's, but
> that
> >functionality does not seem to be available yet.  I would like to have some
> way
> >of centralize authentication, maybe NIS, Kerberos, or something so that a
> give
> >user does not have to be added to each server and when they change their
> >password, it changes for the other servers as well.
> >
> >Is this possible?  If there is any documentation any of you would suggest,
> >pages, books, white papers, etc., please let me know.
> >
> >Thanks all!
> >
> >-T
> >
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