[Samba] Default domain for winbindd?

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Wed Jan 8 09:44:01 GMT 2003

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> Message: 18
> Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 16:47:44 -0800
> From: "Chris Palmer" <chris.palmer at geneed.com>
> To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Subject: [Samba] Default domain for winbindd?


> It'd be nice if there were an smb.conf option for [global] like "default =
> winbind domain =3D WHATEVER". Is there a plan to include such a feature =
> in the future, or does this feature exist and I just haven't found it?

Try 'winbind use default domain' in the global section of smb.conf, and
it will use the default domain (the one which is already listed in

It's not supported by the samba team on 2.2.x, but it works quite well
for authentication via pam (there are apparently issues with samba,
specifically ACLs).

We (Mandrake 9.0) use it when selecting "Windows Domain" as the
authentication method during installation (out-the-box winbind works on
it ...), but our config for that setup doesn't have any file shares
enabled to ensure people don't have problems which aren't of their own
making ...


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