[Samba] sssd-ad cannot be installed with sernet samba

buhorojo buhorojo.lcb at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 07:56:37 MDT 2015

On 02/04/15 15:45, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 02/04/15 14:35, buhorojo wrote:
>> On 02/04/15 14:56, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>> On 02/04/15 13:38, buhorojo wrote:
>>>> On 02/04/15 14:09, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>>> On 02/04/15 12:41, buhorojo wrote:
>>>>>> On 02/04/15 12:48, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>>>>> On 02/04/15 11:37, buhorojo wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 02/04/15 12:19, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On 02/04/15 11:05, buhorojo wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> On 02/04/15 11:27, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> On 02/04/15 10:20, buhorojo wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>> On 02/04/15 08:36, L.P.H. van Belle wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>> nss/winbind does work, yes, there is 1 missing file, just 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> created it.
>>>>>>>>>>>>> ( and this is not needed on a DC ! )
>>>>>>>>>>>> So you are telling us that something that returns:
>>>>>>>>>>>> /bin/false
>>>>>>>>>>>>  when:
>>>>>>>>>>>> /bin/bash
>>>>>>> WHERE is the output from getent wrong ?
>>>>>> Please read the thread. One example is given above.
>>>>>> Thanks. It really doesn't matter;)
>>>>> OK, I have re-read the thread, I cannot find one example of the 
>>>>> errors you get when using samba with the winbind backend, loads of 
>>>>> errors when trying to install sssd with sernet packages, but no 
>>>>> actual winbind errors.
>>>> Once again:
>>>> winbind gives /bin/false
>>>> sssd gives /bin/bash
>>>> The user has:
>>>> loginShell: /bin/bash
>>>> If it doesn't matter for you, don't worry!
>>> That is *NOT* an error, that is the way the winbind built into the 
>>> samba daemon works, it does not pull anything else from AD other 
>>> than the users uidNumber and the gidNumber of their primary group.
>>> There is a work round involving the 'template' directories that can 
>>> be set in smb.conf, these affect everybody that connects to the 
>>> machine it is set on, per user settings cannot be set.
>>> It is one of the reasons against using the DC as a file server, but 
>>> there are others. People have complained about the hard drive 
>>> filling up until the DC is restarted, there have also been problems 
>>> with excessive use of memory.
>>> I will put it this way, which part of the following statement do you 
>>> not understand ?
>>> *We _do not recommend_ using the Domain Controller as a file Server*.
>> We run scripts which require accurate nss information. So, no 
>> worries. On our machines, sssd works fine. winbind doesn't.
>> Rowland, wasn't it you who asked the developers how much work it 
>> would cost them to (to use your term) 'pull' unixHomeDirectory and 
>> loginShell from AD using winbind? You seemed misled that it was to be 
>> made available in the next version. It seems that the developers 
>> themselves regretted that it wouldn't be.
> If you use samba as recommended, winbind will do all that sssd does 
> for authentication.
But not what we want of it.
> Yes I did ask, but I had it explained to me why it didn't yet work,
And it still, 'doesn't yet work'.
> I was also told that sssd is *not* a samba component and not to ask 
> questions about it here on the *SAMBA* mailing list.
> Rowland
LOL. Slapped wrists indeed!

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