[Samba] Default domain for winbindd?

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Fri Jan 10 16:53:00 GMT 2003

The reason why your line was badly formed was because it sounds like you
used the name of the paramater without specifying any value... so the
badly formed line gets ignored and the default (= no) used instead.
What you were looking for was 'winbind use default domain = yes' ...

That being said, do not use this in 2.x because it was meant for 3.x and
has problems in 2.x releases (
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=samba&m=103608357527005&w=2 ,
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=samba&m=103238578221048&w=2 ).  You can
try it, but if you need to use this then you should really be in 3.x.

~ Daniel

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Palmer
> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 3:04 PM
> To: Buchan Milne; samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Default domain for winbindd?
> Buchan Milne writes:
> > > 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
> > 'workgroup').
> I added that and restarted winbindd (and Samba just for good luck). It
> didn't seem to help; I could not log in via SSH as merely 
> chris.palmer.
> I had to do the full GENEEDINC+chris.palmer as before.  Also, 
> I get this
> error:
> ===
> params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in 
> configuration file: winbind use default domain  
> ===
> So it looks like my version of winbind (from Samba 2.2.7) doesn't have
> support for this feature.
> > 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).
> Yeah; doesn't seem to work for me at all.
> Well, thanks for the tip. Will I just have to wait for Samba 
> 3 for this
> feature? Its lack is hardly a deal-breaker, so I can wait.
> -- 
> Chris Palmer   Systems Programmer   GeneEd
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