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Re: [opensuse] Future of SUSE (at home)
  • From: Darryl Gregorash <raven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 15:04:39 -0600
  • Message-id: <45AA9AE7.4080003@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2007-01-14 06:17, HG wrote:
> <snip>
> - Samba and Linux passwd synchronization... How do you setup Samba in
> SUSE? Well, you open up YaST and start up Samba server. How do you
All you need is one password on the samba server, and then everything
can be set up in SWAT (if you don't know what that is, then try reading
the samba docs -- package samba-doc, if you don't have it installed,
I'll give you a hint: http://localhost:901) and Yast.

> give you children access there? Well from YaST you create new users.
> And then comes the catch - they can not access any smb-shares. And no,
> you can not fix it from the YaST - even though you could do everything
> else from there. You have to go down to command line. And then teach
> everybody that you have these 2 different passwords to use.
If you insist on giving everyone a different password on each machine,
then not even Windows is going to help you -- you will still need a
separate password to connect to another machine.

You can also set up an individual share, or even the entire samba
server, as "guest allowed", in which case no password is needed to
connect to it. If you insist on the security a fully passworded network
gives you, then think things through and read some documentation before
configuring your network. (That will also mean you won't post silly
nonsense such as "samba on Linux requires different passwords on each
system".) LDAP has been suggested to you.

PS, don't forget to configure your firewall properly, but if you do,
don't complain to us that it cannot be done.

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