auth_smb

(nnrpd Samba authenticator)

SYNOPSIS

auth_smb server [backup_server] domain

DESCRIPTION

This program does authentication for nnrpd against an SMB server. It passes the received username and password to server for validation in the specified SMB domain. A backup server may optionally be supplied; if it is missing, only server is used.

If authentication is successful, the original username is returned as the authentication identity. Brief errors, including incorrect password and failure contacting the server, are logged.

EXAMPLE

The following readers.conf(5) fragment grants access to users who can authenticate against an SMB server:

    auth windows {
        auth: "auth_smb pdc.example.com bdc.example.com USERS"
        default-domain: "users.example.com"
    }

    access internal {
        users: "*@users.example.com"
        newsgroups: example.*
    }

Access is granted to the example.* groups after successful authentication.

BUGS

We should link against an external SMB library rather than maintain one within the INN source tree.

HISTORY

Originally written October 2000 by Krischan Jodies <krischan@jodies.cx>, based heavily on pam_smb v1.1.6 by David Airlie <airlied@samba.org>. This documentation was written by Jeffrey M. Vinocur <jeff@litech.org>.

$Id: auth_smb.pod 5988 2002-12-12 23:02:14Z vinocur $

SEE ALSO

nnrpd(8), readers.conf(5)

Last spun 2014-07-26 from POD modified 2002-12-12