How to make my ubuntu a part of Win NT domain?

Phillip Susi psusi at
Tue Nov 15 20:20:35 UTC 2005

Derek Broughton wrote:
> I know we've been almost here before, but you definitely don't need winbind
> just to allow your Samba to connect to domain shares.  To become a genuine
> part of the domain, I guess you would, but I do this from a machine that is
> firewalled off from the domain (because I don't know enough about Samba to
> be sure I don't do something bad).

Aye, joining the domain allows others to connect to YOUR shares using 
their domain username and password.  That doesn't sound like what the OP 
wanted, so I don't think that was the right advice.

> In Kubuntu, you'd go to the control center, "Internet & Network", "Local
> Network browsing" and simply enter your windows domain user name, as
> DOMAIN\USER, and password. Then all attempts to mount a Windows share use
> this.  I'm sure there must be something similar in Gnome.

That sounds more like what the OP was interested in.

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