[CentOS] More Samba Questions

Bo Lynch blynch at ameliaschools.com
Fri Oct 10 12:04:01 UTC 2008

On Thu, October 9, 2008 4:18 pm, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> I have never setup a Samba server, and the recent thread here prompted to
> get on this I need to migrate two XP machines from using iSCSI to Samba.
> I thought the "+" preceding a username in the smb.conf file for a
> share definition told Samba to use the unix username? Unless I actually
> use swat to create and enable the user and take off the + it doesn't work.
> Any ideas what swat does when you create a user through that interface?
> Is there any way to simply force Samba to use locally created users in the
> share definition?
> Thanks!
> jlc

You use the + operator with authentication with winbind on a windows
domain. If you would like to use samba without windows authentication then
you can add the user accounts with useradd with the /sbin/nologin option
and then add them to samba using the smbpasswd command. Hope this helps.

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