[Samba] Is windbindd necessary?

Greg Folkert greg at gregfolkert.net
Wed Apr 28 14:41:39 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 22:00, Matthew J. DiBattista wrote:
> Is it necessary?  I am also confused as to what it does.  If I disable it in
> the smb.conf file, I can not say I see any difference.  I am running 6 XP
> pro clients, MDK 9.2 as the file server.

There are few reasons to run winbindd, of which the following is one:

If you have a a real M$ DOMAIN, and this machine you are using is a home
server for the clients. It will need to create the homedirs and accounts
and groups for the users. And then do auth-relay to the domain.

There are other reasons but that is the main one.
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