Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Tue Feb 12 15:35:03 GMT 2002

David W. Chapman Jr. wrote:

>>>Is there any reason winbindd is not supported on FreeBSD?  I'm just
>>>curious of the hold ups, maybe I can get things rolling from the
>>>FreeBSD team if there is anything we need to do?
>>This is an interesting question. Here at Panasas we have rolled our own
>>support by communicating directly using TCP.
>>The issue, when I last looked at it, was a good nsswitch implementation.
>>I would be interested in keeping across this issue.
>Well FreeBSD-STABLE (4.x) doesn't have nsswitch, but FreeBSD-current (5.x)
>does.  That may be part of the problem.

That was the first problem I encountered ... I suspect that, barring 
some screwed up tests in configure, it will work. I guess I should 
update my repository and check out FreeBSD-current and see.

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