[Samba] SAMBA 3.0.7 and NIS

Thomas Campbell tc at evasive.com
Wed Sep 22 09:42:31 GMT 2004



Ok, I've tried and tried and I've searched and searched and there seems to be quite a bit of interest out there about this but I
have YET to see information on getting it to work.  I'm trying to get Samba to authenticate against my NIS server when I connect to
my shares.


Here's where I am currently:


Windows XP SP2

RedHat 7.3

Samba 3.0.7


In my config file I have encrypted passwords set to "yes" and I currently have an smbpasswd file.  


I cannot believe that I have to continue to use this smbpasswd file.  Can't Samba use my NIS server to authenticate my user just
like Linux does when I login?


The only thing I have found so far is that I should set the encrypted passwords line to "no".  I try that but no go.


Any help would be appreciated and I don't think I'm the only one looking for this solution!



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