[Samba] Samba and Windows shares

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu Apr 21 13:04:59 GMT 2005

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Hassan Terry wrote:
| Good evening-
| I am a systems engineer with BAE Systems and am looking to solve a
| Single Sign-On and file access issue using Vintela Authentication
| Services (VAS) and Samba. This is to be accomplished on Solaris 9
| (0904) workstations and function within an Active Directory
| environment (e.g. Windows Server 2003).
| VAS is currently advertising that the capability exists to integrate
| Samba with Active Directory and Kerberos in a way that lets Samba
| interoperate successfully with VAS, but this seems to just be the
| capability to provide Solaris data shares to windows clients with no
| mention of the reverse. For our effort the need is required to provide
| data exchange/access both ways. Is there a way to allow Solaris
| clients access to Windows-based data shares using Samba without
| loading any software on the windows based systems? Any assistance
| would be greatly appreciated and please let me know if there is
| anything that I can do to provide support to your team. Thank you in
| advance.

There are some CIFS clients for solaris.  In Samba, you can look at
smbwrapper possibly (although this code is currently unmaintained).
There's a rewrite of smbwrapper/smbsh using the libsmbclient libs
in the 3.0.14a release.

And of course, smbclient would work fine.

cheers, jerry
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