Posted on 2000-02-29
I do a lot of small NT networks with 3 to 50 win98 clients. I would like to try samba in place of the NT PDC or as a secondary server to add storage.
Because these setups are so small and their is no one on site to manage I do the following on NT?
1. Enable the guest Account and create a public folder that everyone has access to.
2. Create a private folder that only allows access to an accounting group.
The public group all have usernames and may have scripts than run kxstart. But all have blank passwords.
The accounting group have real passwords and are the only ones that can access the private share. Permissions are setup on the share level. The server is locked.
I kind of like the idea of encripted passwords because I would hate to have to explain to someone what I am doing if they caught me turning encripted pw's off.
With Samba I have used the map to guest paramater but am not sure how to restrict on the private share.
1. do as little username and pw settting as possible
2. duplicate the above functionality
3. Easy to teach a secretary/admin how to add a person.
4. What if the linux box is sharing win98 users with an existing PDC
5. Print to a Jetdirect connected printer