winbind question

John M Trostel jtrostel at
Wed Sep 19 21:01:02 GMT 2001

Gerald Carter wrote:

>> On Wed, 19 Sep 2001 jtrostel at wrote:
>> If I am using winbind, should the domain users and groups ever show up
>> in the passwd or group files?  I can authenticate using the Domain
>> server, I can see the users and groups using wbinfo, there are .tdb
>> files in /usr/local/samba/var/locks.
> If you have the library installed.  Did you install
> it into /lib and add
> 	passwd: files winbind
> to /etc/nsswitch.conf?

Yup... Did that!

>> The winbind man page needs to cover this for rh71 with specific
>> reference with what to do about the /lib/security/
>> service=system-auth entries.  The man page should list exactly which
>> pam.d files need to be changed to allow either just samba file/print
>> sharing to work or to allow full login and authentication via the
>> Domain controller to work (if they indeed are different).
> Sounds like a volunteer to update the docs?  :-)  (hey john)
:-) yea.. Its looking that way isn't it. I'll probably get it all 
figured out with RH in the mix shortly & will write it up.
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