[Samba] Samba 4.1.4 and winbind

Brady, Mike mike.brady at devnull.net.nz
Sat Feb 1 17:33:19 MST 2014

On 2014-02-02 10:32, Björn JACKE wrote:
> On 2014-02-02 at 09:16 +1300 Brady, Mike sent off:
>> but I vaguely remember that I found that 'getent group' doesn't
>> return any of the AD groups if there is a (and there only needs to
>> be one) group in AD that does not have a gidNumber assigned.
> after you found out about that, do you vaguely remember where you 
> reported that
> thing in bugzilla?
I didn't.  I thought I had raised it in one of the numerous winbind 
discussions of recent months.  Looking through the list archives I can't 
see it though.  So I will have to say that I dropped the ball on that 
one and/or plead insanity.

> Apart from that winbind enum users/groups only be used for testing 
> purposes.
> *Any* productive setup should have turned that parameter off (which is 
> the
> default). Winbind can cope with domains which contain thousands and 
> millions of
> users without a problem. Any nss module which would allow group or user
> enumerations would doom itself and the DCs, too.
Agreed and that is how my production environments are set up.  Which may 
also be why I managed to forget to report it.  Winbind is working as 
expected with my production config so out of site out of mind.

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