[Samba] uidNumber. ( Was: What is --rfc2307-from-nss ??)

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Dec 1 12:19:50 MST 2014

On Mon, Dec 01, 2014 at 11:14:59AM -0800, Greg Zartman wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
> > NO NO I can't take anymore :-D
> >
> > Please read the rest of the thread, it will explain all.
> People seriously use this in a production environment?
> The lack of documentation and confusion surrounding pretty basic posix auth
> is extremely surprising.  I'm no noob at *nix admin and I'm having one hell
> of a time wrapping my brain around this.    I'm also not new to Samba.
> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-ntdom/2001-October/020361.html

The issues people are having with POSIX auth are
historical and to do with the AD environment having
its own winbind code.

This harks from a time when there was a danger the
project would split into two, a fileserver project
and an AD-DC project.

We are slowly but surely healing this wound, but
sometimes the stitches are still visible - the
S4 winbindd code is part of that.

Eventually we will get to a single unified winbindd
which works in both the AD-DC and member server case,
but you're going to have to bear with us until that
gets finished I'm afraid.

Reporting bugs and helping us fix them is a great
help there, thanks.


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