[Samba] Implementation Question

Dennis B. Hopp dhopp at coreps.com
Sun Dec 18 19:25:13 GMT 2005

I'm setting up a small network and I would like to have centralized 
authentication.  I have no need for active directory so samba makes sense.

The desktops will be running Windows XP but there are a few other 
servers (a linux mail server, web server and file server) that I would 
like to be able to use the centralized authentication with.

So my question is, is it better to configure samba as a PDC for the 
windows clients and then use NIS for the other linux servers, or just 
use samba for all authentication (i.e. the mail server and web server 
will be member servers in the samba domain)?


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