Samba 4 and winbind

Rowland Penny repenny at
Fri Apr 19 05:01:22 MDT 2013

On 19/04/13 08:41, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Am 18.04.2013 20:04, schrieb Jeremy Allison:
>> 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.
>> Roland,
>> 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.
> That sounds like
> which is fixed in 4.0.5...
> metze
I have now upgraded from 4.0.4 to 4.0.5 and can confirm that S4 builtin 
winbind now works without the posix objectclasses, thanks for that, 
great work, but I presume that the S3 winbind still requires the posix 
objectclasses and what about the separate S4 winbind?


ps Geremy, could you please stop misspelling my name :-)

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