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Old 08-01-2004, 09:00 PM   #1
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Samba, Smbpasswd, and Multiple Linux Boxes

First of all, THANK you in advance for your help on this.

I Have Suse 9.1 running on 3 Boxes. I Call them - PDC, BDC, and Member

I have Samba 3.04 Set up on all 3 boxes and they're configured just like the names I gave them.

Q - Must I replicate my Smbpasswd file to both the BDC and the Member server? Is SMBPASSWD the only file I need to copy ?


Also, I have a second drive on the member server. Let's call it /DEV/HDB.

Q- If I create a directory on it, is there anything different I need to do in SMB.CONF to define that directory as shared?

Mucho appreciados

Old 08-02-2004, 01:10 PM   #2
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You may need to copy the unix files /etc/passwd /etc/shadow and /etc/group as well.

A much better solution would be to use ldap for both unix and samba authentication. This way data is stored centrally and is much easier to replicate.
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Thanks David. I figured LDAP was the way to do it, but as a Linux newbie I was daunted by the documentation.


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