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

Andrey Repin anrdaemon at yandex.ru
Fri Apr 3 08:07:47 MDT 2015

Greetings, Rowland Penny!

>>>>>> You can recommend whatever you like, the reality is that there's no
>>>>>> spare hardware is coming my way alongside your recommendations.
>>>>>> And I've been bitten by virtualization one time too many already to
>>>>>> feel reluctant to implement it in production.
>>>>>> Just check the last thread I started.
>>>>>>> However, if you must use the DC as a fileserver, investigate the
>>>>>>> 'template' lines for smb.conf
>>>>>> I can't see, how it can make a difference, if I'm setting winbind on
>>>>>> DC or a member server.
>>>>>   OK. You dont understand it. winbind exists in two incarnations. 
>>>>> winbind on
>>>>> samba dc, version 4.0.x and 4.1.x, winbindd (with two d) on all 
>>>>> other samba versions.
>>>> I have same Samba version on both, so, doesn't apply.
>>>>>> The information is coming from same place -
>>>>>> from AD.
>>>>>   Simply false. Read the docs.
>>>>> Information may be stored in AD, passwd db, nis, idmap.ldb or 
>>>>> computed on
>>>>> the fly. Sometimes you have two stores at the same time.
>>>> Where information MAY come from is irrelevant.
>>>> I told you, where it is coming from in my case.
>>>>>> What makes it behave differently, if set on different
>>>>>> server?
>>>>> Different approaches for the same thing!!
>>>>> Mapping M$ identities to posix identities could be quite complex.
>>>> I set the same program in the same fashion on two OS installations 
>>>> of the same
>>>> version - and suddenly it behave differently, depends on the server 
>>>> it runs
>>>> on, the phase of the moon and the height of snow cover on Alaska?
>>>> See above, I can compress this phrase into one word, starting with 
>>>> "b". And
>>>> that would not be a "bug".
>>> OK, from what you have posted, I am surmising that you are using 
>>> samba 4.2.0, in which case you will be using winbindd on all samba 
>>> servers.
>>> Now, whilst winbindd is in use on all servers, it is used differently 
>>> depending on what the server is. If it is a DC, the samba daemon is 
>>> started and then this starts the smbd & winbindd daemons, 
>>> unfortunately, it would appear that not all the links are there to 
>>> use all that winbindd could provide. This means whilst you get the 
>>> uidNumber & the primarygroupid, you do not get anything else, this is 
>>> not a bug, it is a lack of a feature.
>> So why have you reported it a bug in Samba Bugzilla and labelled its 
>> priority as 'P5 major'?

> Because when I reported that bug I thought it *was* a bug, I have since 
> been advised that it isn't and HAVE ACCEPTED THIS!!!

You know, if I can't justify the need for additional installation to myself,
there's no way I could possibly explain it to my superiors to arrange the
acquisition of such installation?
And so far, this doesn't make any sense to me at all.
Though, it seems we're going in circles. Sorry.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Friday, April 3, 2015 17:05:43

Sorry for my terrible english...

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