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winbind was: [SLUG] Answer + Disappointment


On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 07:28:27PM +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <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.
> 

[snip]

> 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.

You may find that that if you need winbind you'll have an easier time in
using it once samba 2.2.2 is out. That looks like it'll be sometime this
month.

Anand