[Samba] winbind, getent and wbinfo

Bub Slug bub1slug at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 21 20:52:00 GMT 2002

Hi Jerry,

We're trying to replace our Windo$e (NT 4 and 2000 domain controllers, but 
no AD) servers with Samba, and have both Win98, ME, 2000 and XP clients, in 
addition to some Linux RH7.3 and RH8 desks.  Are we still waiting for Samba 
3.x before we can have a single unified authentication mechanism for Windows 
and Un*x desktops?



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>From: "Gerald (Jerry) Carter" <jerry at samba.org>
>To: Bub Slug <bub1slug at hotmail.com>
>CC: samba at lists.samba.org
>Subject: Re: [Samba] winbind, getent and wbinfo
>Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 12:29:54 -0500 (CDT)
>Hash: SHA1
>On Mon, 21 Oct 2002, Bub Slug wrote:
> > What other methods could I use to have both Linux client machines and
> > windows clients authenticate to a samba server?
>You could use NIS or LDAP for all UNIX accounts.
>If you want to authenticate Linux services against
>smbpasswd, then look at pam_smbpass.so
>cheers, jerry
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