[Samba] Samba 3.0

Ben Finney benfinney at thegoodguys.com.au
Mon Aug 18 04:50:08 GMT 2003

Steve Jr Ramage wrote:
> I was wondering how is support for NT Style Domains doing in Samba 3.0? If I want to use domain level security is Active Directory Part of the Package or will NT 4.0 style be provided too? Also how is support for tools like Server Manager, and User Manager across the domain, from Windows Clients in the new version?

AIUI, the "security = ads" setting (new in 3.0) specifies Active 
Directory membership, while the existing "security = domain" specifies 
NT4-stype domain membership.

Samba 3.0 will be able to serve as an NT4 PDC, but not (yet) an Active 
Directory DC.

(ObAnecdote: I'm successfully using a Samba 3.0.0beta2 server in 
"security = domain" mode, authenticating against a Win2000 Active 
Directory.  Had to get some assistance from this list, of course...)

Ben Finney  <benfinney at thegoodguys.com.au>
IT Technical Support Officer
Support Centre, The Muir Electrical Company
ph: +61 3 9338 4300  web: <http://www.thegoodguys.com.au/>

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