[Samba] Samba Server [Solaris 8] on Windows 2K/2003 [ADS] network

TimS tim.smith at msdh.state.ms.us
Fri Apr 22 13:22:14 GMT 2005


Please forgive my ignorance. I am not just naive regarding Samba..., or 
Solaris..., or UNIX, or Windows Networking..., the naivity courses through 
my veins abundantly in all IT related matters. :-)

Our work unit is the lone UNIX [Samba server 2.2 on Solaris 8] installation 
on the organizational Windows WAN. None of the analysts in our unit have 
domain admin rights. The sys manager in our unit [my boss] has steadfastly 
refused to add our UNIX [Samba] server to the windows domain.

Password synchronization has been a thorn in our side from day one. A SSO 
solution is the ultimate, but from what I'm reading, that isn't possible 
unless/until our Samba server is added to the domain.

-Would upgrading to the lastest Samba release help at all on this issue?
-I don't see a binary available at the Samba download site for Solaris 8. 
Our SysMgr could certainly do the upgrade without the binary, but I have not 
ever done the make/build routine before.
-Is it possible to set up a test environment for the new Samba release in 
another location on the same UNIX box?


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