[Samba] samba + virtual users +mysql

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Oct 14 00:52:46 GMT 2005

On Wed, 2005-10-12 at 15:59 -0500, Rodrigo De la Pena wrote:
> hi, i'm trying to use samaba 3.0.20 with mysql authentication but it
> fails when i try to connect with smbclient, can i get help from the new
> people who take care of the pdb modules? i want to ask them about my
> configuration problems.

Samba does not support 'virtual users', they must be real accounts on
the system, visible with 'getent passwd' and friends.  While the mysql
backend it slowly coming back into (external) maintenance, I cannot
suggest starting a new site on that basis.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.        http://suse.de
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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