This section describes the procedures used to get Winbind up and
running. Winbind is capable of providing access
and authentication control for Windows Domain users through an NT
or Windows 200x PDC for regular services, such as telnet and ftp, as
well for Samba services.
Why should I do this?
This allows the Samba administrator to rely on the
authentication mechanisms on the Windows NT/200x PDC for the authentication
of domain members. Windows NT/200x users no longer need to have separate
accounts on the Samba server.
Who should be reading this document?
This document is designed for system administrators. If you are
implementing Samba on a file server and wish to (fairly easily)
integrate existing Windows NT/200x users from your PDC onto the
Samba server, this document is for you.