[Samba] getent passwd not adding users

Jamie Gordon jgordon at wideorbit.com
Fri Dec 7 20:49:10 GMT 2007

Thanks Nathan. Perhaps I misspoke. My understanding is that if winbind
is configured correctly, if I issue 'getent passwd' then I should see
local and domain users listed. I only see local users and my windbindd
log has the aforementioned errors. 

Jamie Gordon
QA Manager
jgordon at wideorbit.com

"You can't make what you can't measure, 'cause you don't know when
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-----Original Message-----
From: Nathan VanHoudnos [mailto:vanhoudn at uiuc.edu] 
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 12:32 PM
To: Jamie Gordon
Cc: samba
Subject: Re: [Samba] getent passwd not adding users

> wbinfo -u and wbinfo-g work well, returning a list of users and
> However, when I issue 'getent passwd' my winbind log 
> (/var/log/samba/winbindd.log) shows a long list of the following and
> users are added to the passwd db; 

Perhaps I misunderstand you, but getent is a query tool, not something
that you use to add entries to /etc/passwd or /etc/group. 

If you wanted to use it to add entries, you'd need to do something like:
  getent passwd | grep "YOURDOMAIN+" >> /etc/passwd

But, then that would defeat the purpose of using winbind anyway. 

Hope this helps,

Nathan VanHoudnos

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