Winbind - functionality extension needed

Gerald Carter jerry at
Wed Jul 8 15:02:50 GMT 2009

Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 04:38:52PM +0200, Ondrej Valousek wrote:
>> I would like to ask if it would be possible to extend the functionality 
>> of the winbind and to cover other system databases (not 
>> only passwd and group).
>> The trick is, that as of Windows server 2003 R2 or 2008, AD schema 
>> already contains all necessary rfc2307 attributes needed to store unix 
>> system databases in AD - so the obvious question would be, if we can use 
>> winbind & nsswitch.conf and store all databases in Active Directory.
> If I'm not completely wrong, winbind does all this. See
> "idmap backend = ad" and "winbind nss info = rfc2307".

Hey Volker,

These are still just for user/group information.  The original
request was for things like "networks", "protocols", etc....
if I understood correctly.

cheers, jerry
"What man is a man who does not make the world better?"      --Balian

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