4.2rc2 and winbindd

Rowland Penny repenny241155 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 06:46:34 MDT 2014

On 20/10/14 13:34, Michael Adam wrote:
> Hi Rowland,
> On 2014-10-20 at 13:07 +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> On 20/10/14 12:44, Michael Adam wrote:
>>> Ok. I think the DC-with-winbindd scenario is special here,
>>> just need to understand, how so.
>> I thought that the whole idea of changing 'winbind' to 'winbindd'
>> was to get all the benefits of the established winbind without
>> having to do anything special, you are now saying that 'Something
>> special' may be required, if this is the case, just what is required
>> ????
> There are several points for using winbindd.
> Here are the two (imho) most important ones:
> - Make use of winbindd's ability to speak to other domains
>    (the winbind internal samba component can't), hence enabling
>    support for trusts!
> - Don't maintain two winbind implementations but just one.
> That being said, winbindd is avery versatile, flexible tool
> that can be configured in various ways. So similar to the
> mode of samba starting smbd for file serving, which also
> enforces several parameters for the running smbd (which reflects
> the special purpose for which smbd is run, namely to serve
> SMB in a DC setup), I could imagine that samba enforces
> several parameters to reflect the special situation.
> That's what I meant with special.
> I have not found anything special though with a brief look at
> the code.
> But that being said, of course things should work in the DC
> setup, and you have most certainly found a problem.
> Since I did not have the time yet to dig deeper, I don't know
> the answer yet. So we'll need to do more testing / digging until
> we find it or possibly Andrew can shed some light.
> We should have some nss-level test also in our selftest.
> (If this is not the case, then it needs to be added...)
> The samba-setup for this test (from the selftest provisioning
> code) would tell us how to proceed.
> (Just trying to give a few hints as to where I would look next
> if I had the time right now..)
> Cheers - Michael
Hi Michael, I have the feeling that you would like me to compile samba 
again, this is not a problem except I haven't a clue just how to 
configure the build and then how do I carry out any tests. ?


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