[Samba] getent behavior since 3.5.x

Steve Chupack steve.chupack at dealer.com
Sat Jun 26 18:18:27 MDT 2010

I can confirm that I've always had to manually replace the system's libnss_windbind files with those in [samba source]/nssswitch. 

On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 16:39:42 -0400
"Gaiseric Vandal" <gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com> wrote:

> Are you use the nss_winbind or winbind_nss files compiled?   They may  be in
> a separate directory or explicitly require "make nsswitch" command.  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org]
> On Behalf Of David Boyd
> Sent: Friday, June 25, 2010 12:44 PM
> To: samba at samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] getent behavior since 3.5.x
> Since upgrading to samba 3.5.x (x=2,3,4) from samba 3.4.8 and samba-3.3.12
> on FreeBSD versions 6.4, 7.3 and 8.0, getent has failed to return samba
> group or user entries displaying only the local unix group and password
> data.
> wbinfo -u and wbinfo -g seem to work just fine.
> No smb.conf changes were made during the upgrades.
> Falling back to samba 3.4.8 resolves this issue.
> Logins using the samba credentials always work without regard to version.
> Several bug reports exist which describe these problems although not
> specifically for FreeBSD.
> Is this expected behavior?  I realize that getent isn't a samba utility.
> Should another bug report be submitted?  What info? debug level?
> Thanks for any reply.

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