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[SLUG] Samba and Linux Help - I need a refresher
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- Subject: [SLUG] Samba and Linux Help - I need a refresher
- From: Matt Hyne <mhyne@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Sep 26 12:51:02 2002
It has been some time since I played with Samba and I wanted to find out
what the current status is with regards to setting up a Samba box as a
Network Attached Storage box.
Basically, I want to use a Linux box as a storage server on a Win2K
domain. I have it set up to do server authentication from a PDC (seems to
work). Do I also have to create local userids in /etc/passwd for all the
users that will be using this via windows (what about smbpasswd) ?
I know there are a lot of organisations selling Linux boxes as storage
servers (throw on a HTML GUI and you're done). They claim they can just be
plugged-in and configured - and that there is no need to configure local
usernames or passwords.
What happens when users save files - how does the win2k username of the
user get translated to a linux UID if there is no local userid ?
Has anyone used winbind to authenticate Linux users from an NT/2k Server
? It would be good if I can do all the userid/password maintenance on one
machine without having to add a local userid to a linux box.
Lastly, anyone had any success using Samba as a PDC or BDC with Windows
2000 clients yet - I would love to replace a Win2k server we have here ?