[Samba] Use "wbinfo" to create local user/group, but where is the account ?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu Jan 6 22:04:30 GMT 2005

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John H Terpstra wrote:
| On Thursday 06 January 2005 09:44, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
|>Iap, Singuan wrote:
|>| wbinfo has several options on managing the local user/group accounts.
|>| But these accounts seem
|>|                not system account (/etc/passwd),
|>|                not smbpasswd managed accounts ,
|>|                not remote ADS accounts. (via winbindd)
|>| What are those acccounts for?
|>The winbind local groups were intended as portabler replacements
|>for the 'add user script', et. al. params.  But the concept
|>never really caught on.  The UNIX user and group information
|>is stored in the winbindd_idmap.tdb on local disk.
|>Unless people voice a strong objection, this will probably
|>be filed in the 'good idea that never made it mainstream'
|>pile of code.
| Jerry,
| I know of only three small sites that use the wbinfo
| generated accounts  feature. I wonder how many others
| are using this feature? If the usage is low
| maybe we should simply zap that functionality from
| the code.

It's already disabled by default now (as of 3.0.8)
or something.  It will probably just fade away.
Not really important to pull it in a patch release.

cheers, jerry
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