[Samba] Is it a good idea/required to run winbind
robert.cohen at anu.edu.au
Wed Feb 23 23:26:13 MST 2011
We've been running a samba service for many years but have stuck using
3.0.24. Every version I tried after 3.0.24 seemed to have reliability
But if every version since 3.0.24 was broken I assume someone would have
noticed by now :-). So I'm guessing we're doing somethng idiosyncratic
The config we have is that our samba server (solaris) is getting uid/gid
info using NSS from ldap.
But all the users are also in an ADS domain which is synchronised with the
ldap servers by an identity management system.
So we do authentication from ADS.
The relevant parts of the config are
netbios name = xxx
security = ADS
realm = yyy.domain
password level = 0
local master = no
domain master = no
encrypt passwords = yes
The samba server was joined to the domain using "net ads join".
We were running smbd and nmbd but not winbind (since we werent using samba
And that worked fine up through 3.0.24
After 3.0.24, it stopped working reliably.
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