[Samba] samba and NIS?

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Wed Sep 4 13:34:00 GMT 2002

If you're just starting out with this i would recommend using 
ldap and 
libnss_ldap and samba's ldapsam instead.

you can do the secure passwords easily this way and  you won't have to
deal with NIS...

On Tue, 2002-09-03 at 10:44, Bill Dossett wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a few questions.   My goal is to run
> NIS and samba so I have a central point of passwd control
> and just one place to change passwords.   I will eventually
> have 5 samba servers so this is quite important to me as
> I don't want to have to change passwords and setup passwords
> on 5 servers when changing or adding new users.
> Can this be done?  So that if a user changes his password
> for samba it changes it in NIS as well?
> Do I have to run my samba server as a windoze PDC and
> have everyone belong to the windoze domain is the next
> question?  As I can't figure out how you would change your
> password from a workstation on another server in a workgroup,
> I would guess it would have to be a domain with the samba server
> running as a PDC... I'm not keen on domains and would rather
> just use a workgroup as the domain I currently have under
> windoze has given me more problems than it was worth as I
> my users don't really hot-seat, so other than password
> syncing, it was a waste.
> I've done a pretty good search on NIS and samba over the last
> couple days and I haven't found any HOWTOs... if anyone
> has any pointers to docs, I'd very much appreciate it.
> Thanks
> Bill
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