[Samba] Samba4 quit working after update

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Apr 19 21:04:53 UTC 2016

On 19/04/16 21:39, Thomas Smith wrote:
> Ok, thank you--that worked, but it doesn't make sense.
> The server's been operational for months without winbind. Did 
> something change in Samba that it won't operate now without it?
> I specifically remember reading that winbind wasn't necessary and, in 
> fact, wasn't recommended with Samba 4 AD.

OK, Samba when running as an AD DC originally used 'winbind', this was a 
part of the 'samba' binary and you could not run the 'winbindd' binary. 
 From version 4.2.0, 'winbind' was replaced by the separate 'winbindd' 
binary (as used on a domain member), so you had to either explicitly 
make the Samba binary run 'winbind' or install winbindd and allow the 
Samba binary to start it.


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