[Samba] Using Winbindd in nsswitch.conf

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Thu Jan 30 12:54:10 GMT 2003

WINS != winbind

The appropriate hosts entry in nsswitch.conf would be wins, not winbind.
You might also want to look at 'name resolve order' in smb.conf.  Since
you've made your samba server the wins server, make sure your windows
clients know it.

Winbind is for making unix users out of windows users without creating
"real" accounts on the system.  I don't think this is what you were
going for.

~ Daniel

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Johnson
> Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:00 PM
> Subject: [Samba] Using Winbindd in nsswitch.conf
> Hello, all--
> I've a question regarding using WINS for resolving names 
> while on the unix
> box. As I understand it, you're supposed to add something to the
> /etc/nsswitch.conf file, but it's not clear to me whether 
> it's supposed to
> be 'wins', 'winbind', or 'winbindd' as in the following example:
> hosts:      files wins nisplus nis dns
> hosts:      files winbind nisplus nis dns
> hosts:      files winbindd nisplus nis dns
> Which is correct? (I'm not using nis, so I guess those could 
> be removed but
> they aren't hurting anything by being there.)
> I believe I have the windbind options in smb.conf configured 
> correctly, and
> winbindd is starting automatically. In my situation, the 
> Samba server is
> also acting as a WINS server.
> Thanks,
> --Jon
> jon at sutinen.com
> -- 


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