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Re: [opensuse] samba authentication
On Sun, Oct 09, 2011 at 01:49:38PM +0200, lynn wrote:

What I want it to do is use samba to authenticate linux clients like I do
NIS at the moment. There are no users apart from root on the clients and
on the server is mounted as /home on the clients by NFS. The kde login screen
on the client displays all the users on the server.

Using yast windows domain membership on a client I cannot check the box 'Use
SMB information for Linux Authentication'. I get the error: 'Cannot use the
workgroup 'hh1' for Linux authentication.'.

All linux users on the server have been given samba passwords and I have
the server and client with firewall enabled and disabled.

My question is: can samba do what NIS/NFS does at the moment?

The answer is yes. Even if you've not asked this is done with Samba's
winbindd which is configured via the YaST 'Windows Domain Membership'

Lars Müller [ˈlaː(r)z ˈmʏlɐ]
Samba Team
SUSE Linux, Maxfeldstraße 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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