[Samba] samba pdc/roving profiles/encrypted passwords
John H Terpstra
jht at samba.org
Sun Jun 1 15:41:57 GMT 2003
On Sun, 1 Jun 2003, Tom McKellips wrote:
> I've read that one and it is good. I also have come across another I believe
> is worth reading also. When I read how-to it helps to get different views
> from diffrent ones. But take a look at
> http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/connect/csamba6.html It is also a very well
> written doc.
I was aware of the Mandrake documentation. Buchan Milne, who is most
instrumental in keeping Mandrake documents up to date is also very active
on the Samba mailing lists. Buchan and I have very minor philsophical
differences, for the rest we share a common set of goals. I respect his
continued efforts and his documentation. He deserves a big "thank-you"
from all Mandrake users.
What we are trying to achieve is a level of documentation that has had the
maximum possible input from samba users, that addresses every area of
need, and that will out-class all previous standards in comprehensiveness,
accuracy and currency. We want Samba-3 to make a king hit!
If there is anything at all that we have missed that should be in the
HOWTO, or even little tips that you might have, then please share your
information with us.
Thanks for the feedback.
- John T.
> On Fri, 30 May 2003 22:34:37 +0000 (GMT), John H Terpstra wrote
> > On Fri, 30 May 2003, dan kador wrote:
> > > It is my understanding that roving profiles cannot be implemented
> > > without using encrypted passwords. It is also my understanding that
> > > encrypted passwords cannot be implemented without pointing smb.conf to a
> > > windows password server.
> > Where did you get that understanding? It is not correct.
> > 1) You do not need encrypted passwords for roaming profile support
> > on MS Windows 9x/Me (so long as plain text passwords support is enabled.
> > 2) Roaming profiles with MS Windows NT/200x/XP generally involves domain
> > logon support and that requires domain membership. Domain
> > membership requires encrypted passwords.
> > 3) Samba does it's own encrypted password support
> > Suggest you read:
> > http://samba.org/~jht/NT4migration/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf
> > > I'm trying to set up a samba server on a Linux (RedHat 7.3) to act as a
> > > PDC and a provider for roving profiles - when I do things with cleartext
> > > (encryption off), I can connect to drives and such fine from Windows
> > > 2000 using the typical "net use \\server\share /user:myuser". However,
> > > when I connect to the domain, it will not automatically load my profile.
> > > I'm thinking it's because of the password encryption, but perhaps I'm
> > > wrong.
> > You need to get the Windows client to join the domain. That does require
> > MS encrypted passwords support.
> > >
> > > If anybody can help, I'd be very appreciative! Thanks so much.
> > Oh? No worries.
> > - John T.
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