winbind and NSS
biswas_arup at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 26 21:45:02 GMT 2002
I am interested in using winbind for mapping users and
groups across unix and windows domains.
To achieve this samba documentation specifies the
following entries in the nsswitch.conf
passwd: files(nis) winbind
groups: files(nis) winbind
My understanding of the smbd code is that getpwnam()
is the only nss call that is really used in the
context of mapping users/groups. My question is what
is the basic minimal set of nss calls that I need to
support in order to achieve user/group mapping.
Here is why I am considering supporting only the
minimal set of nss calls: we are using a platform
where nss is not supported and the less number of
calls we need to "nss-enable" the less work for us. We
can keep the other password/group access calls
Any pointer in this direction will be highly
Thanks in advance,
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