Samba 4 and winbind

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon Apr 15 12:03:08 MDT 2013

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 05:12:36PM +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:

> OK, do you really want me to log a bug that basically says that
> because S3 & S4 winbinds are different and the fact that you cannot
> get the same uidNumber on the server as on the clients that winbind
> is broken!!


> You didn't answer the question either, why is winbind built into the
> samba4 samba daemon.

It was easier to finish the AD DC code with it internal. I
would like to see the needed code merged into the source3
winbindd code and this code replace the built-in version.
The external code has had more testing in production
use (IMHO). Having said that I'm not currently writing
that code, so I don't really have a say over anyone who
might actually do so.

> Also, have you ever stopped to think why it is so popular to bitch
> about winbind? could it actually be because it is RUBBISH!!

"winbind is RUBBISH" isn't a bug report. I'm only listening
to bug reports :-).

> Samba 4 as an AD replacement is a great achievement, it just seems
> to me that Linux users are an after thought.

Oh cry me a river :-). Linux users are the complete
focus of Samba. If you want to hear moaning, run on
HPUX or AIX :-).


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