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Thus spake Jeff Waugh, on Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 07:28:27PM +1000:

> <quote who="Andre Pang">
> 
> > > Somebody have a good docs/HOWTO about mapping users in NT to the Linux?
> > 
> > in another note, please learn how to find out the information yourself via
> > google/HOWTOs/etc.  just as an exercise, i typed in "map usernames from
> > windows to linux with samba" into google and it was third hit.
> 
> Is everyone suddenly so overcome with Mr. Moen and Mr. Raymond's essay into
> the "correct way to show respect to those groovier than thou", that random
> flamings of eager learners on the SLUG list are now acceptable?
> 
> For all your haste to judge Phillipus' email, you've missed the opportunity
> to answer the bloody question (ie. using winbind). Phillipus may not have
> come up Rick and Eric's high-falutin' standards, but I would hope that the
> more knowledgeable participants on the SLUG list would think about their own
> learning experiences when posting these sorts of replies. Just be kind,
> please. [1]
> 
> 
> Back to our regularly scheduled program:
> 
> Phillipus, you can find out more about Winbind here:
> 
>   http://open-projects.linuxcare.com/research-papers/winbind-08162000.html
> 
> There's also a fair bit of documentation in the tarball itself. Keep in mind
> that you'll have to deal with PAM issues, as well as all the usual Windows
> authentication issues, so you may want to familiarise yourself with it too.
> 
> Winbind lets you basically ignore the linux machine's authentication system,
> letting the PDC handle it all. You might also want to look at pam_smb, which
> is less flexible, but quicker to set up and deal with for smaller tasks.

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Cheers,
      Craige.

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