[Samba] authenticating from another samba server

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Wed Feb 25 15:10:54 GMT 2004

Hi, I have a server, snap1, that runs samba, and have users 
created by using useradd (but not added them to snap1's smbpasswd).  I'd 
like for users on our primary samba server, archives1,  to be 
able to type in \\snap1\username in windows and have the snap1 server 
take them to their home directory on the snap1 server, but athenticate 
the users against archives1's snmbpasswd.  The usernames on archives1 
and snap1 are identical. I tried adding wins server = but it 
didn't work.  The only other thing I can think of is using scp or 
ncftpget to copy archives1's smbpasswd file to snap1, but I'd like to 
know if there is a way to setup snap1's samba to authenticate users 
using archives1's smbpasswd directly instead of copying over archives1's 
smbpasswd file. 

archives1 is Redhat 9 with samba 2.2.8a.  snap1 is a snap appliance 
server (1U rackmount hard drive array) running Guardian OS Linux.  smbd 
-V on it doesn't show the samba version but it appears to be a version 
of samba 2.2 from its functionality.

any suggestions on how to get snap1 to authenticate users against 
archives1's smbpasswd file?  Thanks!

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