is "--with-winbind" immutable?

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at
Tue May 10 10:01:01 MDT 2011

From: Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 06:00:57 +0200

> Samba4 always provides winbindd, it is an essential component of the
> system.  Winbind has been provided by default in Samba for a long time. 
> Andrew Bartlett

Actually Winbind is compiled by default in most platforms as you said,
but Winbind is not enabled in most of those.

I think this may be a severe limitation for a standalone or a member
server, though for DC it's reasonable, I think.

Currently if Winbind is enabled, local UNIX group membership will be
ignored. But quite a few users want to rely on this membership, I
think. Also Winbind hides informations of shell, UID and primary group
in /etc/passwd. This may also be a problem in mixed environments.

Samba is used not only as DC but also as a simple file server. So I
hope Samba 4 box will be a good simple file server as Samba 3 is.

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at>

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