[Samba] winbind not working with openlikewise

Eric Smith eric at techsoft3d.com
Wed Jan 18 16:06:45 MST 2012

Here's where it gets opaque, I don't see a clear documentation for the tools that are used by samba to make calls into open-likewise db. One document I found, "Likewise Samba Guild" makes the claim that winbind is necessary, which makes sense is that the beast that is going be making calls into a wins system. I assume I'm completely wrong, but there's no documentation pointing that way.

So my question is this, with open likewise 5 and samba 3, does it use when winbind via the idmap backend = lwopen setting?


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On Jan 18, 2012, at 1:45 PM, Volker Lendecke wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 07:36:31PM +0000, Eric Smith wrote:
>> I'm having a problem with winbind not able to start. I've
>> joined an active directory domain successfully using
>> likewise and for brief time this was working, people were
>> able to mount drives by their active directory account. I
>> know that likewise is working because I'm successfully
>> able to ssh into the box using these accounts. But now
>> windbind has stubbornly refused to start. Yet strangely
>> when I run net ads info I get good information back but
>> winbind claims this " Could not fetch our SID - did we
>> join?"
>> Any thoughts?
> As far as I know parts of likewise functionality is exactly
> what winbind does. So it does not really make sense to run
> them simultaneously. Either run winbind or run likewise.
> With best regards,
> Volker Lendecke
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