[Samba] utility of winbind on a pdc ?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Mar 7 21:24:08 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-03-07 at 19:32 +0100, Stephane Durieux wrote:
> Hi
> I can t see the utility of winbind on a PDC
> if the ldap backend contains users accounts belongs to  sambasamaccount, 
> posix and shadowaccount classes
> Can someone tell me more about this ?

On a PDC, winbind would provide services for trusted domains, and to
allow pam_winbind/ntlm_auth etc to function.  
A common situation is to join Samba as a DC to itself, so that winbindd
and ntlm_auth can be used to support Squid NTLM authentication.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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