[Samba] Connecting to OSX machines with user name/passwd different
than login name/passwd
honu.hank at comcast.net
Sat Aug 2 05:28:12 GMT 2008
Sorry for the long post - but this is a unique situation as the clients
(iMacs) are controlled by our central school district IT dept. As the
local tech guy at a high school I'm allowed some control - creativity,
but not much.
Setup a linux file server using samba to connect to tightly controlled
macs in a school setting. I said tightly controlled because the district
IT folks control the OSX image that is loaded on all macs at our school.
The issue is the space provided to students (on the district servers) is
very limited. For specific classes I want to have a local linux server
for students to save large files.
Students will login under a generic login as Student --- no
password. Every student has a unique 8 digit ID (and currently they use
their ID and password to access the districts own servers). I will not
be able to alter network settings etc. on the iMac clients - loading
special SW is possible but not desired.
Ideally I would create a an account for each student ( their ID and an
assigned passwd) so each student would have their own file space to
store project files. If this is not possible I could go with a single
shared space --- but you know someone will eventually delete someone
I have an Ubuntu file server running samba. Samba is setup using tdbsam
(thats just the way I set it up) and I am able to connect to both a XP
machine and a mac (this is at my home so this is a standard OSX load).
However, I can only attach to samba if I use accounts with identical
user names and passwords that also exist on the linux server - XP
machine - mac. So all 3 machines have a user called Bert and all have
the same password for the Bert account. If I have an account named Sam
on the linux server and try to get to it from the Bert account (on the
mac) I get an error ---- "The alias "my server name" could not be
opened, because the original item cannot be found". I am attempting to
connect on the mac using the Go -> Connect to Server -> then browse
finding the server under the workgroup name its broadcasting. How can I
get around this need to have identical accounts/passwds on both the
clients and the server ?
Thanks for any help - tips in advance
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