[Samba] Migrating from NT4 to samba (do I still need a domain?)

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Wed Jan 5 20:32:11 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 05 January 2005 13:31, Paul Smith wrote:
> > Withouth a domain, where will your user definitions come from?
> > Do people log in with the 'this computer' entry or are they
> > logging in with your domain specified?  If you don't have a
> > domain then you will have to run around and make users on
> > all the workstations.
> A fair comment - I guess that in the interests of my making the switch
> as invisible as possible to the users (and my sanity) I should look at
> replacing the NT4 domain with a samba domain, yes.
> I'd still like the single-box solution.  I don't have hundreds or
> thousands of users so, performance-wise, can I still have the domain
> authentication and file server on the same box?


You may find chapters 4 and 5 useful in the book "Samba-3 by Example".
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John T.
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