[Samba] Synchronizing uids on deferent machines running winbind

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon May 13 08:11:02 GMT 2002

On Mon, 13 May 2002, Shlomi Bachar wrote:

>  I've a small Linux network, NFS amd NIS server with three clients. Each
> machine is running winbind to connect to a windows 2000 domain. All is
> working fine, I just have a problem synchronizing the uids generated by
> the winbind to a windows user that logs on to the Linux network. For
> example, on one machine a user can get uid 10000 and on another machine
> the same user can have uid 10001.
>  Is there a way to sync these uids between the Linux machine? 
>  Can I use the NIS server to do the winbind connection and update the
> NIS database so that the Linux clients wouldn't have to run the winbind
> service?

Are you running Active Directory?  If so, you should look at 
AD4UNIX and PADL's nss_ldap module instead of winbind as a
possible solution.

cheers, jerry
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