[Samba] Basic question for user/pass authentication

Chris Smith smb_77 at chrissmith.org
Fri Jan 28 14:24:36 MST 2011

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 2:57 PM, J. L. Cabral <jelocabral at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've seen an implementation where the Windows desktops belong to
> "Company.com" domain and the Samba server was a stand-alone server
> with workgroup = "SALES", and Windows clients access to Samba
> resources succesfully.
> I mean here the Samba's workgroup is different from Windows' domain,
> so is this implementation ok ???

Don't confuse a DNS (or Internet or AD) domain and a NetBIOS domain. A
NetBIOS domain is flat, non-hierarchical, no dots and it has little to
do with its hierarchical cousin. It is a common configuration to have
a DNS domain of "example.com" and a NetBIOS workgroup or domain of
"EXAMPLE" but there's no rule or necessity to do so, the workgroup
could easily be called "BUTTERCUP" instead with no operating


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