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Hello, I would like to let my users connect to a linux server from their win2k machines using their NT authentication. I have successfully connected to shares on my linux ...
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    Connecting to a samba server with a win2k client w/ nt auth.


    Hello,
    I would like to let my users connect to a linux server from their win2k machines using their NT authentication. I have successfully connected to shares on my linux box from a 2k machine but it seems that I need to have a user on the linux box for authentication. I would like all security to be from the nt domain. is there some kind of samba client for windows I should use or something? where can I download such a tool...

    thanks for any help.

    8BaLLz

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    I haven't examined it very much, but I know that it's possible to enable samba to authenticate users against a windows PDC. I don't know, however, whether that still requires the user names to be registered as users on the samba system. Check smb.conf(5), and I guess it should say. I'm too tired to examine it right now.

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    It just hit me, that samba requires local user names, since it needs to map a UID to the user daemon.

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    Yes I realize that and I am aware of that method of going about it, but im sure that there is a program out there that allows direct authentcation from the PDC.... I read something about using winbind.... dunno... is it any good?

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    The problem is that samba still needs a UID to assign to that daemon, and I think samba in its current implementation needs to resolve the UID with the authentication process. Maybe you can just download the source code and add a standard UID to all authentications that don't provide it.

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