[Samba] To use or not to use winbind
Jason A. Nunnelley
jason at jasonn.com
Sun Aug 3 21:54:11 GMT 2008
Recap: Jeff and I are having a conversation about whether "turning off
winbinds" is a solution for rectifying apparent conflicts with a PDC
"I'm not sure what you mean when you say "Did you set it as master or
preferred master in smb.conf". Are you referring the the server (PDC)
or the client (domain member server)?"
And, he sent me his this config from the Samba manual:
> passdb backend = tdbsam
> os level = 33
> preferred master = auto
> domain master = yes
> local master = yes
> security = user
> domain logons = yes
So, he concludes:
> So, yes. I do have it (meaning the server) set as master.
Here's where I may get confused myself. What configuration tells
smbd/nmbd to shout to the world "Here I am!" via winbinds and what role
should or does winbind play for a PDC?
> So obviously I have some conflict between the server winbindd and the client winbindd.
Yes, I agree with everything he said... so far.
And, to be honest I'm very new to this set of configurations and
behaviors. It's just my nature to ask why until I get a good answer.
So far, the answers don't make sense to me. Winbind is a service that
serves a purpose in the network. There's no reason a winbind service
running on the PDC would in itself break clients. That violates logic.
So, there must be a configuration to tell a given winbind server that
its to submit to another, or pull records from another, or perhaps
simply share its knowledge with others.
The question remains, what is the proper winbind configuration that
allows winbind to do its job correctly without spewing bad information
and corrupting winbind clients' queries about other domains?
I'm running winbind and have other groups in my network and this does
not seem to conflict with Windows clients' ability to see the other
Someone here is skilled at winbind configuration. Please share your
knowledge with us. What is the correct way to configure winbind or
where is the documentation that clarifies why he had this problem and
resolved it by turning off winbind?
Jason A. Nunnelley
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