Slightly OT: Samba nsswitch integration?

Mayers, P J p.mayers at
Thu Jun 8 22:42:05 GMT 2000

It's called winbind, and the code is in the current TNG and HEAD branches.
It's not compiled by default - try "make bin/nsswitch", which I think it

It's highly cool - you get

$> ls -l /tmp
total 740
-rw-r--r--    1 DOM\user DOM\group  277001 Jun  1 00:52 a
drwxr-xr-x    5 DOM\user DOM\group    4096 May 30 23:59 dev
-rwxr--r--    1 DOM\user DOM\group     310 Jun  1 02:15 getscr

All very neat. I don't know the Samba integration stage, but I suspect it's
relatively seamless for the single domain model. I suggest downloading the
(self-documented :o) code.


-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Keller
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM
Sent: 6/8/00 6:32 PM
Subject: Slightly OT: Samba nsswitch integration?

	I was wondering if anyone had anything to say regarding the
availability of a Samba library that hooks into nsswitch, effectively
removing the annoying/mundane chore of maintaining a passwd entry for
all of the users. Tridge discussed this @ LinuxWorld, and I know *I*
drooled over it. :)

	Thanks all

 Matthew Keller
 Lead Programmer/Analyst
 Distributed Computing/Telemedia
 Information Services Division
 State University of New York at Potsdam

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