[Samba] sharing samba smbpasswd

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 07:14:32 GMT 2008

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 11:21 PM, Dean Clapper
<dclapper at universitycoop.com> wrote:
> Is there a way to share smbpasswd (samba user name and password file)
> between multiple servers.  The servers are not on a domain controller, NIS
> nor ldap.
> We have 2 - 3 redhat samba servers just for network share drives.  Instead
> of managing passwords and user names on multiple systems, I'm trying to
> leverage one machine and use its logins and passwords for all samba
> machines.
> Is there a good way to implement this strategy configuring the smb.conf file
> or is this going to require a different mechanism?

Take a look at LDAP. After figuring it out (there is some learning
curve) it is very easy to implement and maintain.


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