[Samba] I'm confused. What is winbindd supposed to get me?

David Gadoury david at mazunetworks.com
Wed Dec 17 13:51:56 GMT 2003

One thing that I am not clear on as of yet, is how winbind will handle
the fact that I have duplicate users on both my Linux machines and on my
W2K domain, user1 in AD and user1 in /etc/passwd


-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Dickie [mailto:greg at justaguy.ca] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 8:40 PM
To: trogl at shaw.ca; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] I'm confused. What is winbindd supposed to get me?


  winbind is used to "import" accounts from a windows machine. If all
accounts already exist on the samba machine then you don't need winbind.
you had a disjoint set of users on the samba machine and the windows
then you would be able to see the union set by using winbind.

Does that help at all?

On Tuesday 16 December 2003 20:09, trogl at shaw.ca wrote:
> I've got a Samba member server as part of a Windows NT domain.  User
> accounts have the same name in both domain.  I was having all sorts of
> trouble when winbindd was running with wierd groups showing up.
> I happened to screw up the winbindd configuration without noticing
> it to crash, but I ran snmd and nmbd anyway and suddenly everything
> working perfectly.
> The docs say you MUST run winbindd.
> I'm confused.

Greg Dickie
just a guy
greg at justaguy.ca

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