[Samba] winbind and FreeBSD

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Sun May 19 19:35:03 GMT 2002

Robert Collins wrote:
> Has anyone gotten, and/or can point me to some documentation that talks
> about, getting winbind running on FreeBSD? Preferably without linux-compat
> enabled.

While winbind should work fine under FreeBSD, the bit you probably want
(that actually gives you the functionality) is winbind_nss and relies on
FreeBSD supporting nsswitch.

My understanding is that currently it doesn't.  They have a
nsswitch.conf, but you can only select from the libc backends - not an
aribitary .so.

So, you are free to use it for PAM, NTLM-and-apache/squid, but not for
the normal 'get my unix users' stuff.

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
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