[Samba] Question about UNIX users

Артемий Васюков vasiukoff at yandex.ru
Wed Jul 6 05:44:58 MDT 2011


It is good idea, but you sure that no another ways to manage users\groups?
I know that LDAP is good and scalable solution, but in case of very small network tdbsam passdb backend is more easy to use.

Best regards,

06.07.2011, 15:12, "Андрей Гребенников" <grebennikov at sarenergo.ru>:
> You can try to use openldap as an authentication server for samba, in
> that case you don't need to create unix-like accounts.
> Try this one: http://www.lissyara.su/articles/freebsd/programms/samba+ldap/
> 06.07.2011 14:57, Артемий Васюков wrote:
>>  Hello!
>>  I want to use Samba only as authentication server that stores groups and user accounts. With no shares (excluding, of course [netlogon]), no printers...
>>  So, I think that it is do not really need to create UNIX groups and users in my case. Is it possible to work without creating users in UNIX?
>>  I need it for creating user\groups on native language with spaces in names by using usrmgr.exe. Unfortunately, it is impossible to create groupname in UNIX on native language with spaces. Does anybody know how to solve this problem?
>>  Best regards,
>>  Artem.
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