[Samba] noobie winbind question
steve at fpig.net
Mon Nov 6 23:16:16 GMT 2006
Oh great samba gurus,
I am confused about what winbind provides. I believe that in a network
with a Windows PDC winbind allows windows domain users to access
resources on a Linux Samba server. However, from the Samba-3 Howto:
Winbind provides three separate functions:
* Authentication of user credentials (via PAM). This makes it
possible to log onto a UNIX/Linux system using user and group
accounts from a Windows NT4 (including a Samba domain) or an
Active Directory domain.
Does that mean that with a Samba PDC with winbindd running, samba users
could log onto a Linux machine without having a Linux user account?
Steve Glasser <steve at fpig.net>
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