[Samba] why username for winbind authentication

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Jun 7 15:25:02 GMT 2002

On Fri, 7 Jun 2002, Ingmar Koecher wrote:

> This is more a theoretical question, but why is it necessary to provide a 
> username & password for non-anonymous winbindd connections?
> Why isn't it possible to use the account & password of the computer
> account?

Ask MS :-)  Their descision as far as I understand.
Just doesn't work that way if I understand Tim P. correctly.
I agree that it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

> Isn't that what enables a WinNT/Win2k client to resolve SID's to names when I 
> am in the local user manager for example?

cheers, jerry
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