[Samba] Why would nsswitch.conf be needed at all ?
alf at club.fr
Thu Jan 20 15:10:47 GMT 2005
I have setup a samba server as a domain member to share print queues.
As I'm doing print quotas, I need the users to be authenticated properly.
The setup works except that it appears that I need to add winbind to my nsswitch.conf.
This is kind of upsetting as I don't see a reason why I have to share windows users' namespace with my linux users base (mainly root and system users btw).
As far as samba is concerned, it creates uid/gid mappings on the fly. Why would it absolutely need the system to be able to resolve username/uids ?
Maybe I missed something ?
Thanks for your insights.
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