Using s3's winbind into s4

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon Jan 25 14:58:51 MST 2010

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:51:29AM +0300, Matthieu Patou wrote:
> Hello all
> today I discovered that libnss_winbind has some problem with s4's  
> winbind, namely getent passwd didn't return users of the domain, getent  
> group neither. A closer look at the code allow to understand that for  
> the password entries the problems lies in the fact that we do not handle  
> the case more_entries and for the group well it seems that we just have  
> the skeleton for the calls.
> I talked with kai and he seems not very enclined to work more on s4's  
> winbind as he feels now OK with s3's winbind code and he suggested that  
> s4 should use this code as well.
> The questions are:
> * is it in the vision for s4 ?
> * if so how should it be ? a separated process (a la samba3), a  
> separated thread ?
> * how to include this in the current build system ?

The current plan is to use the current S3 winbindd code as the
authentication service in the "official" S4 release, renamed
as "Samba Directory Service".

I'm happy to help add any fixes, changes, merge work to make
this happen - just open bugs against it an we'll get to them.


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