IMHO: Winbind in Samba4

Simo Sorce idra at
Sun Jan 9 00:47:24 GMT 2005

On Sat, 2005-01-08 at 18:25 -0800, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> 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
> server.

Same thing, the NAS box will have a local SAM anyway, and may well
consider its SAM + the DC SAM to be authoritative, and never require you
to do the round-trip, but go directly to ask winbindd.

Anyway nothing is set in stone yet so let's just see :-)


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