[Samba] Samba keeps resetting smbpasswd permissions

Adam Tauno Williams adamtaunowilliams at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 00:54:17 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-04-11 at 22:44 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 01:28:18PM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > smbpasswd is a Samba private file. We've (in the past) changed the
> > format (although we don't tend to use it much now we have tdb and
> > LDAP backends). Can't you use ntlm_auth to do the authentication,
> > and go via Samba smbd itself ? That would be the most portable and
> > forward supported method of doing things ?
> "freeradius ntlm_auth" gives 5140 hits in a popular search
> engine, so there most be *something*, and this would indeed
> be the best solution IMO.

We run a FreeRADIUS server that authenticates users of a wireless
network via PEAP against a SambaDC.  It works very well, and the
process/configuration is well documented.
Adam Tauno Williams, Network & Systems Administrator
Consultant - http://www.whitemiceconsulting.com
Developer - http://www.opengroupware.org

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