[Samba] Seperate servers for home directory space and logins

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Mar 17 06:25:09 GMT 2003

On Mon, 2003-03-17 at 16:30, Bryan Helmkamp wrote:
>    I'm trying to run the PDC for my domain on a seperate server from the
> home directory space.  Also, I want each user to be able to FTP in with
> their domain username and password and access files in their home
> directory and only -their- home directory.
>    It seems that I would need a seperate linux account for every user on
> the home directory server in order to fulfill my FTP requirement.  Then
> the problem of syncing passwords between two linux servers appears.  I'd
> like to avoid this if at all possible.
>    I can't seem to find any documentation on implementing a system like
> this.  I thought of mounting the home directories on the PDC server, but
> then I think both the PDC and home directory server's system resources
> would be used when a user accesses a file.
>    I know I need "security = user" on the PDC server, and I think I need
> "security = server" on the home directory server.
>    I've looked in to Kerberos, and unfortunatly it is not an option at
> the moment.

You want 'security=domain' on your fileserver.  If you run and configure
winbind you can use 'pam_winbindd' on the domain member you can have all
the authentication (both Samba and FTP) redirected to the PDC.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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