[Samba] wbinfo -u and -g work, getent passwd works, getent group DOES NOT WORK

Jason A. Nunnelley jason at jasonn.com
Sat Aug 2 14:53:11 GMT 2008

> Yes, I really need winbind.  I'm trying to create a single sign-on system that will allow both Linux and Windows clients to authenticate to a samba domain controller.  It's my understanding that winbind is necessary for getting Linux clients to work with an NT-style domain controller.
> Your system apparently does not incorporate Linux clients and so you don't need to set up winbind.

A more important question is why should you turn off winbind?  I've 
receive suggestions to turn it off, but why shouldn't it work?  Is it 
broken in Samba (some version)?


Jason A. Nunnelley
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