Samba 4 and winbind

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu Apr 18 12:04:31 MDT 2013

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 07:01:43PM +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 15/04/13 21:52, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> >On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 07:35:03PM +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
> >>OK, listen to bug 9795, but in my opinion ( for what it is worth )
> >Thanks !
> >
> >>winbind is rubbish, god knows how many backends and setting options,
> >>have you looked at sssd lately?
> >Yes, quite recently actually. What you have to remember is
> >that winbindd has been developed for a long time, and we've
> >been learning along the way - the developers of sssd were
> >some of the people who also added the backends and setting
> >options to winbindd, as they were also learning how this
> >thing should be done.
> >
> >sssd is an excellent solution, and the developers of sssd
> >had the benefits of being able to learn from how winbindd
> >was developed and any mistakes that were made along the way
> >(many of which you still see as legacy support for the many
> >backends and setting options :-).
> >
> >>Also they say that the truth hurts.
> >No, directionless moaning without purpose hurts :-). The
> >truth is always welcome :-).
> >
> >Jeremy
> >
> >
> Hi, I have just updated bug 9795 with what I believe is the problem,
> S4 winbind requires posix objectclasses but if you add the unix
> attributes via windows ADUC, you do not get them, so by my reading,
> winbind shouldn't require them.


I just want to say a big THANK YOU for doing this,
very much in the spirit of Free Software/Open Source !

This is a very good resolution to the problem, and
allows us something actionable that we can now work
on and get fixed.

Best regards, and once again thanks for your help.


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