[Samba] winbind: only domains option/patch

jrmailgate-samba at yahoo.co.uk jrmailgate-samba at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Feb 6 04:06:41 MST 2010

Thanks Volker!

I would like to add my voice to those requesting this enhancement!

We have a highly distributed number of domains that all trust each other, but member servers only have access to their local domain controllers. Having the ability to restrict the number of domains that the Samba server tries to contact will be a *very* useful addition.



From: Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE>
To: Julian Regel <julian.regel at yahoo.co.uk>
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Sent: Fri, 5 February, 2010 19:30:58
Subject: Re: [Samba] winbind: only domains option/patch

On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 09:26:20AM -0800, Julian Regel wrote:
> In January 2009 a patch was sent to this list that
> introduced the "winbind: only domains" option to smb.conf
> (http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2009-January/062706.html).
> This provides the inverse of "winbind: ignore domains" and
> the creator of the patch explained that this was more
> useful (to him) that having to explicitly exclude domains.
> Can anyone confirm if this patch was accepted, and if so,
> what version of Samba supports winbind: only domains?
> If the patch has not been accepted, is there a particular
> reason why not?

Nobody so far has asked loudly enough, that's probably the
only real reason. It's in my inbox now again. I had to do a
similar patch for an ancient Samba version for a customer
recently, but did not get around to put this upstream. So
there seems to be real need for it :-)



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