[Samba] samba4 and sssd and user mapping

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 27 13:58:33 MST 2014

On 27/01/14 20:36, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 08:24:05PM +0000, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> Thank you very much for giving me your permission to use sssd, I
>> didn't actually know I needed it, or is this your way of saying 'for
>> most people sssd will do what is required, without the complexity of
>> winbind'
> Rowland, a word of advice. Attitudes like that don't
> help on the lists, really they don't. If you don't
> like winbind and prefer sssd, then fine, I'm glad
> that works for you.
> But turning up on the Samba lists and repeatedly
> complaining about a component you're not using
> isn't positive for anyone.
> Imagine if someone turned up on the sssd lists
> and started complaining and suggesting winbind
> as a solution. That would be just as inappropriate
> (I'm assuming no one *is* actually doing that
> of course :-).
> You're being "that" guy. Don't be "that" guy :-).
> Jeremy.
Look Jeremy, I definitely don't want to be 'that guy' but when someone 
comes on here and virtual tries to order people not to use sssd because 
it will not work and does not give a good reason why not, then he is 
being 'that guy'.

Then someone else posted 'If your environment is such that sssd can do 
what you want, feel free to use it.' I am sorry to say, I just saw red. 
Let me be blunt, because I am a blunt northerner, I just read that as 
condescending and I will not be talked down too and if anybody doesn't 
like that, then tough.

I have nothing against winbind, I just think that it is hard to set up 
and sssd is easier to use, but that is my opinion and anybody can take 
it or leave it.

I am just a user, I cannot write code and have great respect for those 
that do, but I personally will not be told that I cannot have my own 


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