[ADVANCE NOTICE] usernames limited to 8 chars gonna be nasty..

Jeremy Allison jeremy at valinux.com
Mon Apr 10 20:37:53 GMT 2000

David Champion wrote:
> This has always been so.  To be blunt, it's absurd that my Windows
> users all need actual login accounts on my Unix server.  I guess this
> is the secondary reason I have to patch samba for an alternate
> authenticator.  /etc/passwd should be a list of users who have unix
> services, not a list of username/uid mappings for any arbitrary
> purpose.

That's the idea behind winbindd, coming in Samba 3.0 for
UNIXes that have an nsswitch module.


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