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I have only a short question. Is it possible to set up a samba server, who's able to authenticate some users against Active Directory and some users against a local passdb file?

We want to exchange (large) files between company users and our customer. So I cant add the customer users into our AD - the win Admins don't want it. So at the moment I have a separate account db. The company users exists in AD and separately with additional accounts on my linux samba box

Now it would be nice, if i can get the company users via AD and then I'll add the customer (by hand) to a local passdb.

Thanks for you help peter

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If you got two ips, you can run two instances of samba one that authenticates against ad and one against the local db. see http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Multiple_Server_Instances, i do not think it is possible to mix authentication methods on one samba host.

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