[Samba] Samba authentication

Robert Rati Robert.Rati at motorola.com
Tue Sep 9 22:01:00 GMT 2003

I have two separate subnets, two servers, and one domain.  I want to 
serve half of my users from server A and half from server B, but all 
users would be able to log onto both subnets.  The reason I want to 
separate them like this is so that the home directories and profiles 
will be split between the servers.  Is it possible to serve the profiles 
and home dirs from a samba server the user doesn't authenticate with?

In other words, what I'd like is for a user on server A (controlling 
subnet A) to be able to log into a PC on subnet A and B and have his 
home dir and profile servered from server A.  At the same time, I'd like 
different users to have the same ability using server B.


ggrov7 at eq.edu.au wrote:
> I think it is possible, but why would you do it? What you said sounds weird. Why do you want both servers to auth from ech other first? Normally you would only have server B auth from server A and then B. And server A auth from server A then B. Are you sure you don't want to replicate servers A & B's databases?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Robert Rati <Robert.Rati at motorola.com>
> Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 7:31 am
> Subject: [Samba] Samba authentication
>>Is it possible to have two samba servers in two separate domains 
>>as PDCs authenticate against each other for logins?  IE server A 
>>attempts to authenticate against B and then itself, and server B 
>>attempts to authenticate against A and then itself.  Any help 
>>doing this 
>>would be very much appreciated.
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