Samba Server setup and best practices

Paul Howarth paul at
Tue Feb 22 16:26:58 UTC 2005

Tim Holmes wrote:
> Is this the proper / best way to have the integration set up, or is
> there a better way.  From where I sit, and in a perfect world, when a
> user tried to access a samba share, the samba server would query the
> domain controller for authentication and process it, similar to
> accessing a share on one of the windows boxes.  I would like to move all
> my user accounts home directories to the file server, but I don't want
> to take the time to input all the usernames/passwords, and then have the
> problem that every time someone changes their windows password, they
> loose their samba access.
> If you have suggestions for reading, or ideas or other helpful hints, I
> would be greatly appreciative.  The resources that I have read on the
> net are at best confusing.  Also I am fairly new to Linux, and although
> I am learning, it is going to take me a while to get all the ins and
> outs of the system nailed down, so I may need some procedural help to
> get things working smoothly is probably a 
good start for you.


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