Mon Dec 1 11:34:25 GMT 2003
problem.(since Samba will then look at the standard passwd file) But I am
looking for alternatives since having unencrypted passwords flying around
the network causes too big of a security hole. Is there a way I can make an
automated script that will sync the NIS passwd database with the smbpasswd
database for all users?
50% of the users won't use their shell account on this machine, but will
still utilize the file server in place of a windows file server (through
I cannot have the users authenticate off of the Windows PDC (different
machine) because unfortunately their windows accounts and NIS accounts have
completely different naming conventions. example: for user John J. Doe - in
windows convention the files would be owned by DoeJ , in Unix (NIS)
convention they would be owned by JJDOE.
Hope this clears up my first post.
Thanks for any help.
Anthony J. Galella
anthony.galella at intel.com
From: Shekhar [mailto:webmaster at viitindia.org]
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 12:06 AM
To: Galella, Anthony
Subject: Re: Samba with NIS
If u make NIS machine a Samba server [either PDC or Independent] then u can
share username passwords of NIS with samba. U said that would like them to
be able to connect via Samba with their NIS passwords, without having them
use the smbpasswd tool. But I didn't understand connect to what ? let me
know ur prob in details. so that I can give u the solution.
In my network NIS master is Samba PDC. All SAMBA member servers r NIS
clients. And NIS-Samba username-passwords are synced and encrypted. I can
send u my smb.conf if u need.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Galella, Anthony" <anthony.galella at intel.com>
To: <webmaster at viitindia.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 9:40 PM
Subject: Samba with NIS
> Could you elaborate on this? I am not using Samba as a Windows PDC.
> machine that runs Samba happens to also be an NIS slave & client as well.
> would like them to be able to connect via Samba with their NIS passwords,
> without having them use the smbpasswd tool. I am concerned about turning
> off encryption. So if I can do it with encryption, that would be great.
> From: "Shekhar" <webmaster at viitindia.org>
> To: "Samba" <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Can Samba integrate with NIS?
> Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 12:27:19 +0530
> Encrypted passwds also work. Set up NIS and passwd sync=yes with correct
> chat script on PDC. That's it.
> System Administrator, VIIT
> Telefax: +91-2112-43476 to 79 Ext: 216
> Email: webmaster at viitindia.org
> Web: www.viitindia.org
> Anthony J. Galella
> anthony.galella at intel.com
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