>I have two Linux boxes running in my company running in place of Windows
>NT/Novell servers. They provide all the services I need i.e. Proxy , Email
>server , Samba File servers , Printer server. The only problem I have is
>keeping the Samba passwords in Sync on the two linux boxes. Does anybody
>have any suggestions for me.
>You're up against the PDC / BDC problem here. Samba cannot run as a BDC
from a Samba PDC (or something). What you could do is set up one samba
server as the PDC for the network and tell the other server to authenticate
from the PDC (by setting "security = domain" in its smb.conf).
I presume you know already how to keep samba and unix passwords in sync on a
single machine. If not, have a look at Chapter 6 - Password Synchronisation
in the "Using Samba" book that ships with samba 2.0.7 or is available on the
O'Reilly website (www.ora.com ?)
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