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

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 1 12:30:27 MST 2014

On 01/12/14 19:19, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> 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.

I understand and don't think that I am being ungrateful, but is there 
any chance that winbindd in 4.2 will pull the unixHomeDirectory & 
loginShell attributes ??

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

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