[Samba] Should I use winbind in this case

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sat Oct 25 01:44:30 GMT 2003

On Fri, 24 Oct 2003, Douglas Phillipson wrote:

> I can't seem to get an answer to this question...
> Should I use winbind if my Domain Controller is a samba machine?  Or is
> it only useful if my DC is a real MS DC and I have other unix/linux
> client machines?

Winbind works with both Windows and Samba. If you want a distributed Samba
environemnt you want samba and winbind. Is that definitive enough yet?

> I'm strictly wanting to provide file and domain logon services to
> Win2000 machines via a samba DC.  There are no other DC's involved.
> After reading the 3.0 HowTo on winbind all I see are references to
> winbind helping linux/unix resolve usernames from a Windows DC.  If I'm
> using a linux/samba box as the DC I don't need this for my win2000
> users, in a domain on the Samba DC, to gain access to shares, right?
> Would winbind help me in any other way in trying to use ACL's?


- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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