[Samba] samba4 internal dns Server ddns for the reverse lookup Zoneable

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Sat Aug 30 09:40:28 MDT 2014

On Sat, 2014-08-30 at 17:04 +0200, Markus Roth wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> yes i missunderstand that. Is this correct that sssd with samba4 is like a"mapping" between active directory and the normal unix users? So that i can work with the domain users like a script and so on... And i have also missunderstand the getent. Now i think it was working all the time since i do the sssd tests but unless it didn't show me the ad users i thougt it's not working... aaaaahhhh... sorry for that :-( 

Hi Markus
Yes. sssd is another way to implement the name service switch. It is
indeed a way that you can use domain uid:gid pairs in Unix scripts just
as if they were local users in /etc/passwd

Of course, it does not stop there. You can also add, unixHomeDirectory,
loginShell and gecos to your domain users for even further rfc2307
compatibility. Indeed this is one of the few methods to be able to use
these values on the DC itself. Unlike winbind, the full set of
attributes is available anywhere in the domain. I believe that the devs
are currently working on winbind so that it works on the DC too and it
may get into 4.2. Not sure.

And yes. We just went through the thread. Had you known about
enumeration earlier, this thread would have been much shorter. Such are
the joys of open source documentation;)

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