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Is there any way samba can get the userinfo automaticly from /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow?
I have aprox. 150 users and it would be much easier for me to just add the users to the system than add them in samba too.
Maybe I wasn't clear enough, my bad. Full explantation:
Samba can't directly authenticate against /etc/passwd, but it is possible (and this is the 'workaround') to authenticate against an ldap server installed locally on the system (or somewhere else).
As users on the local box can also authenticate against the same ldap server (though pam), you have a centralized mechanism for adding users to both your linux server as your samba server.