[Samba] linux client accessing Samba domain

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Mon Apr 18 13:12:21 GMT 2005

> Paul Gienger writes:
>>> we don't have ldap as backend sofar as we're not that big. its not a 
>>> problem, if I need to do something on every linux client as there 
>>> are really only a few. so a pam modul which could start a script and 
>>> provide username/password would be enough I guess.
>> If you have two unix boxes, you could benifit from LDAP.  There is no 
>> size requirement ;).
> but ldap is not that easy that I would like to use it for these few 
> machines, or is it easier than thought with the right docu?

There's still a fair learning curve.

>> Take a look at pam_mount for your mounting needs.  I have no 
>> experience running it, but it seems to be a step in the direction you 
>> want.  Alternatively, there's always nfs for unix-unix file serving.
> that sounds good. nfs is not alternative as on some linux client 
> machines the users have root.

I can only guess that what you're referring to here is that they could 
then have full access on your server.  There are the root_squash options 
to get around that.  I can never remember which way is which though, 
no_root_squash vs root_squash, thank you man page ;).

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Applied Engineering Inc.
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