[CentOS] CentOS 6 smb authentication?

Thu Nov 17 17:17:08 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

I have some services on Centos5 boxes that use smb authentication
against the Windows domain as a low-maintenance way to handle most of
our office users for things that don't need home directories (web/file
shares, etc.).  Running authconfig is all it takes to add it to PAM,
then adding mod_auth_pam to apache makes it work with that and local
users.  This all works without any particular involvement with the
Windows group or administrative access there.

Is there a better way to do this on C6 that does not involve 'joining'
the windows domain?

And is there a way to make samba (C5 or 6) work with Windows7 other
than configuring every client to to send NTLM authentication when

   Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com