svn commit: samba-docs r1120 - in trunk/smbdotconf/winbind: .

James Peach jpeach at
Wed Jun 6 16:09:06 GMT 2007

On 06/06/2007, at 3:52 AM, Michael Adam wrote:

> Hi Jerry,
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 10:04:51AM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
>> Bjoern Jacke wrote:
>>> Winbind however is part of Samba's core and thus
>>> all Winbind options that can be put into smb.conf
>>> should be listed there.
>> Then why have a winbindd(8) man page at all ?  For that matter,
>> why is the "rpc only" parameter a parameteric option in the first
>> place?  Let's just make it a full fledged parameter and be done
>> with it.
> Agreed! I was not aware of the nature of the "parametric" options.
> (I am not sure whether I really know yet what it's all about.) But
> under these aspects, the options should probably not be parametric.
> To my taste, the winbind related options belong into the manpage
> since they belong a core component of samba, as Bjoern stated,
> and they belong to the winbindd manpage, since this manpage
> for the samba component exists. And it has right to exist, because
> it is also useful to have the winbind-related options
> concentrated in one place, too. An alternative would be to
> have a separate winbind.conf (say). Then these options could
> be removed from smb.conf(5). :-)

Separate smb.conf and winbindd.conf is icky because some params have  
to match for both, eg. "passdb backend", "guest account".

James Peach | jpeach at

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