[Samba] samba PDC with nfs mount of homes

Alexander Lazarevich alazarev at itg.uiuc.edu
Wed Apr 20 19:17:51 GMT 2005


samba-3.0.9-1.3E.2 on RHEL3-AS.

Let's say we have a samba 3 PDC (workgroup = testdomain) on linux.host.1, 
and the passwd backend is NIS ypbind that binds to ypserv on liunx.host.2. 
Further, linux.host.2 also runs samba 3, not as a PDC, but rather points 
it's authentication to an NT4 PDC (workgroup = realdomain). Even further, 
linux.host.2 also holds the user /home directories.

Now, if we NFS mount linux.host.2:/home onto linux.host.1, and then setup 
the smb.conf on linux.host.1 to share out that NFS mount of /home, my 
question is this: will samba on linux.host.2 be involved in any of the 
authentication? I think it shouldn't be. Samba on linux.host.1 should 
handle all the auth, right? Samba on linux.host.2 shouldn't even know that 
anything is being shared out, right?

Thanks advanced,


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