[CentOS] More Samba Questions

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Thu Oct 9 21:02:19 UTC 2008

Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>> 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.

you know individual Windows DOMAIN\usernames can be added to the local 
Administrators group on a workstation?

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