Samba - Sync Users on stand alone servers
Posted on 2006-07-11
A question which is probably really stupid, but I have to ask, because I need help.
I will try and describe the situation as best as possible.
You have 12 different Samba servers in 12 different locations on six different subnets.
The users and groups exist in Unix and Samba on each server. Each user will belong to one or more groups.
You want to sync the users on all servers so that you do not have to update each server individually. Say that you ad a user to a group on one server and would like for them to show up on the other 11 in a timely manner.
You do not have a Windows Domain, but you already have the samba servers. Could the 11 servers use one samba server for passwords and users and groups? If so how?
Last but probably not least is the workstation run Windows XP and do not belong to a domain, but are in the same workgroup.
What is the easiest way to fix this, without having to join the Win XP computers to a domain?
If I could junk it and start it all over, I would.