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Old 03-12-2002, 04:17 PM   #1
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How to authenticate SAMBA against /etc/shadow or passwd ??


Hi,

I ran this question by the newsgroups, but i couldn't get any accurate answer.

I have a large Linux user database. I want to give users the option to logon from windows boxes, using the same unix username and password. Meaning, i want to use SAMBA as a PDC

What would be the best way ? - basically, i want to avoid using smbpasswd at all.

Thanks,
Amos Freund
 
Old 03-12-2002, 04:26 PM   #2
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I think there is a section in the samba HOWTO that talks about this. As I recall it was still in a beta test phase. If not there, I know I saw it in one of the samba books at a local book store. It seemed like it wasn't quite reliable enough to implement for my taste, but they may have made some progress since then.

Sorry I can't be any more help than that.
 
Old 03-12-2002, 04:32 PM   #3
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well, i *think* it's validated against passwd if you don't use encryption, and just send it in plain text... that's not likely to be a solution tho...
 
Old 03-12-2002, 04:34 PM   #4
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Is there a PAM module which can do that ? like pam_smb but other way around......

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