[Samba] Trust Relationships using Samba

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue May 27 14:27:23 GMT 2003

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On Fri, 23 May 2003, Dave Alva-Hill wrote:

> Like many, I administer multiple LANs connected together using NT trust
> relationships.  This was implemented about 4 years ago.  I now have the
> occasion to consider performing this same task again, but this time, I
> would like to implement it solely through samba - no Microsoft PDCs
> anywhere.
> I have read documentation on samba.org regarding NT-style trust
> relationships and am now wondering, can I do what I want to?  I already
> have successfully implemented 2 samba servers, but they are not PDCs.  
> They merely act as file servers.  I seem to remember, and it appears to
> be true (according to samba.org) that trust relationships are a
> challenge.
> Please provide any helpful feedback that you may have.

These are almost complete in Samba 3.0 snapshots.  The main catch
is getting winbindd to be able to allocate uid/gid's for trusted 
users/groups.  See the updated Samba HOWTO collection for more 


cheers, jerry
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