IMHO: Winbind in Samba4

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Sun Jan 9 02:25:45 GMT 2005

On Sun, 9 Jan 2005, Simo Sorce wrote:

> On Sat, 2005-01-08 at 16:22 +0100, Gémes Géza wrote:
> > If I'm not wrong you suggest that Samba4 ADS will implement the posix
> > account stuff through winbind?
> > Something like in the attached ASCII graphic?
> Even better in some situations (eg. NAS boxes) Samba4 will not even need
> to ask the system for users as it will know it is the primary source for
> users account, so you will not need to do the round-trip. In other
> system you will probably only need to check unix accounts for some
> users, in others /etc/passwd will be the master.

Well, some NAS boxes will be like that. Probably the smaller stand-alone
NAS boxes. However, larger NAS boxes are most likely to be a member

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at], rsharpe[at],

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