Samba Multiple Domain Controller

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Hi, Is it possible to setup one Samba Server as the domain controller for multiple small domains? Thanks!
ASKED: April 5, 2005  5:56 AM
UPDATED: April 11, 2005  10:02 AM

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If by domain controller you mean a shared file server, then yes. Linux allows multiple ACL’s for SAMBA access by directory groups.

If you mean an authentication server like Windows 2k/2k3, then no.

NIS can be configured for separate groups and separate file shares.

Good luck.

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  • ShawnHarbert
    I'm not sure I understand you correctly. If you want to use SAMBA as a domain cotroller, I don't know how you would do that. If it is possible to use SAMBA as a domian controller, you typically can only have domain controllers manage single domains, unless you're using Windows and have a forest, in which case, no, SAMBA can not be a domain controller. If you want to use SAMBA as a file server for the different domains, that's possible, but please clarify exactly what you want to do. Thanks!
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  • 11redP
    Thanks guys, To clarify, I want 1 Samba Server to allow different users to join and operate on different domains.Not just normal filesharing. I've seen this once before with multiple smb.conf files and some creative script writing, just thought there's a tried and tested effort. I'm looking into "user mode linux" to accomplish this...wish me luck. Will post findings if I'm successfull.
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