[Samba] how to make 'winbind nss info = sfu' work in v >= 3.0.26a

Jonathan Detert Jonathan.Detert at msoe.edu
Thu Apr 17 16:23:24 GMT 2008

* Gerald (Jerry) Carter <jerry at samba.org> [080416 17:09]:
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> Jonathan Detert wrote:
> > At the suggestion of someone who replied offline, I tried replacing
> > reference to 'sfu' with 'rfc2307', as well as converting to the newer
> > idmap config directives.  However, I still can't resolve sids to uids.
> > 
> > Now, instead of complaining about not finding sfu.so, the log complains
> > about not finding rfc2307.so:
>  and then run How did you compile Samba ?  you need the

I didn't : Ubuntu did (gutsy, v7.10).  Maybe I need to compile it
myself.  I was hoping not to have to.  

> - --with-shared-modules=idmap_ad "make install" to get the
> necessary bits.  You should see $(libdir)/nss_info/rfc2307.so
> as a symlink to ../idmap/ad.so.

-- snip --

> > It seems strange that log.winbindd-idmap says it successfully loaded 
> > nss backend 'sfu':
> Because the nss_info sfu and rfc2307 modules are built in the
> idmap ad.so module and therefore initialized at the same time.
> So if the idmap plugin is loaded first you are fine.  But
> often in the parent winbindd process you will see it attempt to
> load the nss_info module first which seems to be failing.

So, is that something that can be controlled via config?
Or, are you saying it's just noise in the log file that works itself out
ok in the end?
Jon Detert
IT Systems Administrator, Milwaukee School of Engineering
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