[CentOS] More Samba Questions

Joseph L. Casale JCasale at activenetwerx.com
Thu Oct 9 20:44:27 UTC 2008

>I've always had to use
>    smbpasswd -a unixusername
>then give them a password for smb use...   the catch-22 is that SMB uses
>a completely different password hash algorithm than Unix/Linux
>/etc/passwd(shadow) passwords, so you can't use the one for the other.
>Its much much easier if you use a central authentication database like
>LDAP (or if its already in use at the site, Active Directory).

Thanks guys,
That's what I guess I didn't know. I was going to use AD integration but
these PC's are dom members but they logon locally as they run some lame software
won't run as a service and needs local admin to work, so I didn't want a domain
username sitting accessible.


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