[Samba] Dumb Question about Domains and PDC's

Gémes Géza geza at kzsdabas.sulinet.hu
Wed Oct 8 16:57:12 GMT 2003

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Matthew Carpenter írta:
| Dumb Question...
| What is the value of a Domain in a small Samba-server environment?  Why is
| it better than a "security = user"?
| What are the drawbacks of a Domain in a small (singleserver even)
| environment?
| Thanks!
I feel that you made a confusion assuming security = domain and security
= server comparasion.
Security = user is for the case, when your samba is acting as a
standalone server, or as a domain controler (either PDC or BDC)
Security = server
Security = domain
Security = ads
is for the case when samba is using the authentication services of an
other box.
Security = server means, that samba is maintaning a connection to a
Windows NT box, and uses this to authenticate the incoming connections
(just like Win9x in user level security, when you specify an NT machine,
as the source of accounts)
Security = domain, and
Security = ads means, that you join an NT4 or Active Directory style
domain, and basicaly forward all of the incoming conections
authentication requests to one of its domain controlers.

Best Regards,

Geza Gemes
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