[Samba] Winbind help on FreeBSD

Chris McCluskey chris at digitaldeck.com
Thu Aug 8 12:08:03 GMT 2002

It looks like the nss code for Linux and Free/NetBSD is a little
different. Has anyone successfully run Winbind with FreeBSD (I assume
it's FreeBSD 5.0)?! Unless I'm mistaking the FreeBSD 5.0 version of
nsswitch doesn't support third party libraries (ie libnss_windbind).

Any pointer would be appreciated since there is little on FreeBSD and
Winbind out there.

My basic issue is that that getent doesn't return what is expected.
Everything compiled fine. However in following the instructions for
Linux contained in the FAQ, I attempt to get a password list though
getpwent (which wasn't native to the OS -- I get it from
http://www.domtools.com/unix/getent.shtml). All it returns is the
local users list -- not the local list + the domain user info.
wbinfo -u or -g work as expected -- returning a list of all groups,
which suggests that at least the windbind component is functioning as

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