[Samba] is winbind needed if i provide unix attributes?

Angel Bosch abosch at cilma.net
Thu Jan 19 07:37:43 MST 2012


short: in a tipical Samba PDC + LDAP environment is winbind needed if i already fulfill unix attributes? 


i've been runing Samba PDC with LDAP as backend without any problems. my objects contains both sambaSamAccount and posixAccount (and shadowAccount) with uid, gid, homedirectory, etc. 

i'm setting up another samba server just for file services. in official docs says i must set up winbind: 


but if i've already got uids and gids i guess i need no mappings. 

is this right? 

can i ignore winbind in my setup? 



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