[Samba] Winbind and email server

Paul Matthews paul.matthews at cathedral.qld.edu.au
Thu Mar 30 22:12:30 GMT 2006

well the problem i think your having is that you have not edited the
/etc/nsswitch.conf file.

change from

passwd:     files
shadow:     files
group:       files


passwd:     winbind files
shadow:     winbind files
group:      winbind files

or something along those lines, play with the /etc/nsswitch.conf to find the
right configuration for you.

check out the post i've made on my website about how we use have setup my
mail system, i think i've done it fairly well


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From: samba-bounces+paul.matthews=cathedral.qld.edu.au at lists.samba.org
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]On Behalf Of Dimitri Yioulos
Sent: Friday, 31 March 2006 1:53 AM
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Subject: [Samba] Winbind and email server


Sincere apologies for asking this again, but I'm just not getting this to
work, and must be missing something here:

My company's network is based around a Windows 2003 server AD, with several
RHEL AS 3 boxes connected to it via samba (3.0.21c-1).  This scheme works
very well.  I've set up, and have successfully been using a sendmail-based
email system, too.

My issue is this:  When I create a user account in AD, I have to also create
it in the mail server.  This is inconvenient and inefficient.

I have samba installed on the mail server. I also have the mkhomedir module
installed, and the appropriate line to invoke it is in the samba, pop, and
smtp.sendmail config files under /etc/pam.d.  My users are using the Outlook
2003 mail client.  If I create a user in the email server, then Outlook has
no problem connecting to the mail server using the user's credentials from
the email server.  But, if the user is only created in AD, then Outlook
complains that the incoming pop server won't authenticate the user, despite
the fact that winbind is fired up, wbinfo -u shows the user, and getent
passwd shows the user's credentials.  Arrrgh!  IMHO, this is the one small
thing that keeps this from being a really great system.

Can anybody show me the way to get over the hump?

Many thanks.


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