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Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide, The, Second Edition by Jelmer Vernooij, John H. Terpstra

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Chapter 18. Interdomain Trust Relationships

Samba-3 supports NT4-style domain trust relationships. This is a feature that many sites will want to use if they migrate to Samba-3 from an NT4-style domain and do not want to adopt Active Directory or an LDAP-based authentication backend. This chapter explains some background information regarding trust relationships and how to create them. It is now possible for Samba-3 to trust NT4 (and vice versa), as well as to create Samba-to-Samba trusts.

The use of interdomain trusts requires use of winbind, so the winbindd daemon must be running. Winbind operation in this mode is dependent on the specification of a valid UID range and a valid GID range in the smb.conf file. These are specified respectively using: ...

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