[Samba] smbpasswd !!?!
radkins at impelind.com
Tue Jun 29 17:59:26 GMT 2004
Dwight Tovey wrote:
>Robert Adkins said:
>>Samba utilizes the UNIX File permissions for telling Windows machines
>>who can do what with a file. Due to this, you have a decent User and
>>Group set of controls you can place on the files/directories that you
>>choose to share with Samba.
>> Without having users in the passwd file, Samba wouldn't be able to
>>utilize those access rights.
>>Yeah, it can be a paine, but it does a good job.
>>If having multiple user account information to track is a pain, may I
>>suggest converting to NIS or LDAP for user authentication?
>I am also trying to set up a Samba server without having to define local
>Unix users. Using LDAP is fine for what we want to do. From what you are
>saying then, will I need to also install nss_ldap in order to get the
>proper access control?
I am unsure, I have a small installation running and haven't been
sufficiently motivated to move onto LDAP or NIS at this time. Currently,
I stick with seperate passwd/group and smbpasswd files.
>If we weren't concerned about access control,
>could we just use the 'force user/group' parameters and not install
I am unsure, that's something I haven't needed to research or
I am sorry that I was only as helpful as I was previously.
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