[Samba] samba 2.2.4, domain auth, and smbpasswd file.

dj at 4ict.com dj at 4ict.com
Tue May 7 00:05:02 GMT 2002

On Mon, 6 May 2002, Bruce Campbell wrote:

> Look, I know this must be beaten to death, but I'm too dumb to derive (or
> find) a definitive answer on my own.
> Compiled and running 2.2.4 on Solaris. I want to do DOMAIN authentication
> off a w2k PDC. No matter what I do I still seem to need a smbpasswd file
> that samba can see. Is this true ? Why? What good is DOMAIN authentication
> if I still need this hash file sitting around?
> If it's not true, and I can nuke the smbpasswd file somehow, _please_ tell
> me what I'm missing w/this conf...  ;/

At first site your smb.conf looks alright. But you haven't mentioned if
you first have joined to domain (smbpasswd -j ...), if not it probably
won't work.

Also for each domain user you will have to make a local unix user or you
can use winbind which will also do that.

I've written a howto of a simular setup, see http://www.sin.khk.be/~dj/

Good luck,

Tim Verhoeven
                                Linux & Open Source Specialist
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