Suggestion: make Winbindd more Active-Directory-alike

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at
Tue Nov 27 17:04:02 GMT 2001

Currently Samba can do the likes of "DOMAIN\username" or "DOMAIN+username".

With Active-Directory snapping at our heals, how about "username at DOMAIN" as

I realise that's owes more to AD's Exchange Server integration, but it
damn-well makes more sense! :-)

In fact, if you were to set your Samba Domain name to your Internet Domain
name, people could login with their Email addresses... :-)

Just a thought...


Jason Haar

Information Security Manager
Trimble Navigation Ltd.
Phone: +64 3 9635 377 Fax: +64 3 9635 417

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