[Samba] To use or not to use winbind
CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Mon Aug 4 15:13:43 GMT 2008
On 8/4/2008 9:58 AM, Chris Smith wrote:
> The general use for winbind is to be able to use an MS domain controller
> for authentication eliminating the need to separately create
> matching 'nix users.
> The special case for using winbind is when, using Samba as the PDC, you
> wish to insist that a username/password pair from a system not a domain
> member is not authenticated even if the username/password pair matches
> that of a domain user (maybe more correctly to state that the domain
> part is missing from the supplied credentials). Note that generally
> with a pure Windows network and a Windows NT4 PDC, as well as Windows
> in general (peer to peer), matching username/password credentials are
> enough to authenticate, so using winbind in this situation creates an
> environment more restrictive then generally expected.
Interesting! Is this behavior documented?
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