[Samba] winbind

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Thu Feb 21 05:48:02 GMT 2002

Winbind is a way of getting authentication information from an NT PDC.  This
information is provided through the operating system's nsswitch mechanism,
at which time it becomes usable in the same way information from the passwd
file or NIS would be.  The upshot is you can let NT domain users
authenticate to a Samba system (or, for that matter, log in with telnet,
ssh, ftp, etc.) without having to create local password file entries.

My understanding is the reason it's not supported on FreeBSD is that FreeBSD
lacks an nsswitch mechanism that allows external extensions to be added.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ilia E. Chipitsine [mailto:ilia at cgu.chel.su]
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 11:05 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] winbind

Dear Sirs,

what is winbind and why isn't it supported under FreeBSD ?

Ilia Chipitsine

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