[Samba] Re: samaba winwind

Chavez, James R. james.chavez at sanmina-sci.com
Tue Sep 16 22:30:45 GMT 2008

I am using 3.2.3, so it must be available for this version? 
I do not see it in the man smb.conf output if it is. Any links or docs
available out there that can help me grasp this a little better. Gotta


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To: Andreas Ladanyi; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: RE: [Samba] Re: samaba winwind

> > I'm not a Samba developer but in the latest releases of the 3.0.x
> > you can use the idmap backend of "nss" to get the old behavior of 
> > mapping the Windows account name to the same account name in Unix.
> mmm for "idmap backend" the man smb.conf say:
> idmap_tdb (default)
> idmap_ldap
> idmap_rid
> idmap_tdb
> and not documented in this lines
> idmap_ad
> I think what you mean is the  "winbind nss info" parameter, which is 
> used to get nss info like "home dir" and "login shell" for unix users 
> from active directory with existing windows user/group (called
> I read the possible values:
> template
> sfu
> and not documented on this lines
> rfc2307

You must not be using 3.0.28.  The config format changed and they made
an nss backend available.
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