winbindd architecture

Yuval Yeret yuval at
Wed Feb 20 08:36:02 GMT 2002

(in plain text - sorry for the html)

A few technical questions about winbindd I didn't find answers for:

does the nss_winbind library connect over a unix domain socket to the
winbindd running as part of the nmbd ? 

what is the communication, if any, between winbindd and nmbd, and why
does nmbd have to be running on a machine with winbind enabled for

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