[Samba] can samba authenticate against non domain/server?

Michael Heydon michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Thu Nov 15 23:15:26 GMT 2007

What do you mean by "window in" the only way I can think of having a 
non-domain member windows system change a password on another system is 
Remote Desktop. If that is the case, the unix system needs a remote 
desktop client, something like rdesktop.

-- Michael

mashtin.bakir at gmail.com wrote:
> We've installed/enabled IIS to get us an FTP server site on a windows
> XP pro. This machine has local accounts for remote users to connect
> to. Thus they can remotely "window" in, be prompted to change
> their password the first time and use their local accounts to ftp
> files to/from us.
> What if the remote end was not using windows? If they had some
> type of unix host, they could still ftp in but as we set up their local
> accounts to force changing their initial password, they'd need to
> first connect in some other manner and change their password.
> Can samba do this? ie if the remote end was a unix box with
> samba, could it connect to this XP (workgroup, not domain)
> and authenticate against it. Aside from authentication, the
> basic question is can samba allow unix users (or their sysadmin)
> to change their remote windows password using smbpasswd
> or some other utility?  If not, how do others set up IIS on non-
> domain servers.
> Thanks

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