David W. Chapman Jr. dwcjr at
Tue Feb 12 15:37:01 GMT 2002

On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 10:48:09AM +1030, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> 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.
I would appreciate it if you could let me know what you find.  As the 
maintainer of the FreeBSD samba port I have received a few requests 
about this.

David W. Chapman Jr.
dwcjr at	Raintree Network Services, Inc. <>
dwcjr at	FreeBSD Committer <>

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