[Samba] SUCCESS report: samba3 as single-sign-on provider in heterogeneous network

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Oct 13 09:53:30 GMT 2003

On Sun, 2003-10-12 at 19:34, Marcus Blomenkamp wrote:
> Am Freitag, 10. Oktober 2003 02:57 schrieben Sie:
> > >
> > > lan. Roaming profiles perform great with only one warning being spit out
> > > on the winxp machines: 'cannot find active directory controller' or
> > > similar ;)
> >
> > That's an interesting one - I've not seen that.  Any ideas what triggers
> > it?
> Hi, 
> I classified it as cosmetical. See: 
> http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=15&source=AutoEnrollment

Are you using the ISC DHCP server?  

There is an option in the dhcpd.conf:

ignore client-updates;

That might help here.  It should tell the client not to try and update

> >
> > Personally, I don't think this is the right way to do it - NFS is a much
> > better match for unix semantics.    Now, the trouble is securing NFS -
> > but I think that NFSv4, SFS (www.fs.net) and the like are a better match
> > for this problem space.
> Last time I quickly looked over NFSv4 sources it seemed as if they did not 
> authenticate users but hosts only. There is of course no gain in security 
> compared to a classical VPN then. I'd appreciate if I were just outdated or 
> wrong in this regard.
> SFS also looks promising on a first glance, i should definitively check their 
> papers. All those projects seem quite under-represented in print or 
> online-media.

Let me know how you go with it.  

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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