I have used http://www.howtoforge.com/openldap-samba-domain-controller-ubuntu7.10-p2 tutorial to configure some servers with 8.04 and it all has worked well. However, what would happen if the server itself was not configured to use LDAP for authentication? Well, I'll put the question in other terms. If the server was not configured to use LDAP for its own authentication, would samba users (Ubuntu,Gnome) connect correctly to all shared resources? I do not like the idea that just any user can go to the server and log in with their LDAP account, I would like the server to use local authentication only when it comes to logging into the box, but still keep the ability for samba to authorise access to shared resources based on LDAP info. Thanks.