[Samba] Is Samba useful in an all-Linux environment?

Juan Miscaro jmiscaro at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 11:40:05 MDT 2009

2009/8/30 Gary Greene <greeneg at altimatos.com>:
> On Sunday 30 August 2009 04:24:05 am Juan Miscaro wrote:
>> 2009/8/17 Marc Balmer <marc at msys.ch>:
>> > Am 17.08.2009 um 21:40 schrieb Steve Litt:
>> >> Hi all,
>> >>
>> >> This isn't meant to be a troll. It's a legitimate question asked because
>> >> I haven't done much with Samba for 9 years.
>> >>
>> >> Is there anything Samba can contribute to an all-Linux environment with
>> >> no Windows or Mac computers?
>> >
>> > no.
>> Isn't it possible to set up a "Samba domain" whereby Linux clients can
>> log in from their desktop manager (GDM, KDM)?  If so, how is that
>> done?
>> That is something Samba can bring to an all-Linux environment.
>> --
>> /jm

> Set up your normal Domain, and then add your Linux boxes using Winbind should work since it will just look like
> an NT Domain.

Thanks, that makes sense.  Do you know where the documentation is for
doing this?  Everything I've found is  Windows-centric.  What I'm not
understanding is how you configure a Linux client to connect to the
Samba server.  Surely I don't need to install Samba on each client?


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