[Samba] Using user account information from another machine

Christopher Barry cbarry at infiniconsys.com
Mon Jan 6 13:14:00 GMT 2003

LDAP would be the best solution.


On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 08:07, Carlos Oliva G. wrote:
> Hi,
> I had no responses to my previous message about setting up a samba linux
> fileserver using account info from another linux box, so I've tried to
> figure out a solution.
> I need to have two separate servers, one holding the UNIX accounts for
> the users and also acting as a PDC, and a second one acting as a mere
> file server with a backup unit (perhaps a DVD-RW).
> All I want to do is that the file server gets the account information
> (username, group and password) from the main server which has the UNIX
> accounts on it, so I don't have to replicate all accounts info on both
> machines and manage to keep them up in sync.
> In a concrete example, I want to define on the file server certain
> shares which can be written only by certain users or group members, but
> these users/groups won't exist locally on the fileserver.
> I don't know which would be the best set up for reaching out this,
> should I use NIS, LDAP, winbind, etc.?
> I would really appreciate your suggestions.
> Regards,
> -- 
> Carlos Oliva G.
> Igloo Sistemas Ltda.
> Fono/Fax: +56 32 684798
> carlos.oliva at igloo.cl - http://www.igloo.cl
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> for yonks, been working me buns off for bands..." 
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