[Samba] Documentation discrepancies

John H Terpstra samba at primastasys.com
Sun May 16 23:21:03 GMT 2004


I am the author of this documentation. I will review the issues you have raised and will correct errors.
You might consider posting a bug report on bugzilla.samba.org so that there is an audit trail on this report.
Thanks for the heads up.

PS: Have you checked the Samba-Guide.pdf? It is my most recent book (also available from Amazon.Com as "Samba-3
by Example".

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

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [Samba] Documentation discrepancies
> From: "Sak" <sak at 102010.org>
> Date: Sat, May 15, 2004 9:47 am
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> In my continued attempt to get winbindd working on a simple domain, I
> decided to go through the documentation in more detail, searching for
> some possibly hidden clues.  In doing so I came across some
> instruction that left me a little confused...
> Fast Start: Cure for Impatience - Domain Member Server
> http://us2.samba.org/samba/docs/man/howto/FastStart.html#id2512775
> The first point is in the example smb.conf you're instructed to use
> 'winbind use default domain = yes' in the global parameters.  Later
> on, in step 8, the output from wbinfo -u shows the DOMAIN+user
> output.  Having recently learned from my experiences with this, this
> output is not correct.  If 'winbind use default domain = yes' is
> declared, then you won't see the DOMAIN preceeding the username.
> You'll just get a list of usernames.  This originally confused me
> before Jerry explained it to me.
> The next issue is with step 6, where you're asked to configure
> /etc/nsswitch.conf.  Here, the example entries are slightly different
> than in section 20 of the main documentation - Winbind: Use of Domain
> Accounts.
> Step 6 for the impatient suggests:
> passwd: files winbind
> group:  files winbind
> hosts:  files dns winbind
> While the instructions in Section 20 suggests:
> http://us2.samba.org/samba/docs/man/howto/winbind.html#id2574730
> passwd:     files winbind
> shadow:     files
> group:      files winbind
> Is this a potential problem?  Which is correct?
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Sak.
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