[Samba] Linux Workstation x SMB4 DC

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 18:20:01 UTC 2015

On 31/07/15 18:53, Denis Cardon wrote:
> Hi Jefferson,
> Le 31/07/2015 15:22, Jefferson B. Limeira a écrit :
>> What is the best way to authenticate users in SMB4 DC on Linux 
>> workstation?
>> I'm using pam_winbind, but sometimes its very slow...
> Configuring everything correctly on the workstation side is quite 
> tricky. If you have laptops among your workstations, you'll have to 
> deal with caching credentials, groups, users, sid mappings, and so on. 
> Otherwise it will be a PITA when network connection to the DC is not 
> available.
> PAM and NSSwitch are very tricky beasts to tame properly! Currently, 
> I'd say that the easiest way of dealing with all those tricky thing is 
> to use the pbis from Powerbroker :
> http://www.powerbrokeropen.org/
> Cheers,
> Denis

Why put another layer on top of winbind ?

PAM is only tricky to setup if you *don't* use the OS tools, authconfig 
on red hat, just installing the various pam packages on debian.

Do you by any chance have enumeration turned on in smb.conf ?


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