[Samba] Implementation Question

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sun Dec 18 20:29:24 GMT 2005

On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 13:25 -0600, Dennis B. Hopp wrote:
> 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)?
LDAP is what would make sense - scales well, replicates, portable,
combines UNIX/Samba users into one object.


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