> I've never heard of Samba authenticating off NIS, as Windows (SMB/CIFS) > and Unix (PAM, NIS, etc) use different incompatible password hashes. on > a pure Samba system that doesn't have an external authentication system > such as Active Directory, I've always had to use smbpasswd to setup the > SMB passwords for the 'windows' users. Yeah, this is what I'm afraid of - that I'll have to install some directory services. I'm going to start off next week with a call to Oracle. Just figured I'd ping the list to see if maybe someone had been here. -- “Don't eat anything you've ever seen advertised on TV” - Michael Pollan, author of "In Defense of Food"