Is it possible to obtain the Windows user from Samba?
BUT - without joining the Linux box to the Windows domain....
I want to use a Linux box as a print server. I want to be able to restrict access to certain printers based on the Windows user.
If I set up the queues as lpd queues then this is fine, the Windows user is sent through when someone tries to print.
HOWEVER, lpd is not scaleable and with the number of users I have this just doesn't fly; huge backlogs are experienced.
So, using Samba is great; no backlogs, good performance, BUT the Windows user is not available. Every print is printed as whatever account is configured in Samba, or the 'Nobody' account.
I could join the Linux server to the Windows domain and use Winbind but I wondered if there was any simple way to get the Windows user through Samba without having to join the Windows domain?