[Samba] To use or not to use winbind

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Mon Aug 4 15:13:43 GMT 2008

On 8/4/2008 9:58 AM, Chris Smith wrote:
> The general use for winbind is to be able to use an MS domain controller 
> for authentication eliminating the need to separately create 
> matching 'nix users.
> The special case for using winbind is when, using Samba as the PDC, you 
> wish to insist that a username/password pair from a system not a domain 
> member is not authenticated even if the username/password pair matches 
> that of a domain user (maybe more correctly to state that the domain 
> part is missing from the supplied credentials). Note that generally 
> with a pure Windows network and a Windows NT4 PDC, as well as Windows 
> in general (peer to peer), matching username/password credentials are 
> enough to authenticate, so using winbind in this situation creates an 
> environment more restrictive then generally expected.

Interesting! Is this behavior documented?


Best regards,


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