[Samba] AD migration+ Passwd

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Aug 10 08:05:17 UTC 2018

On Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:06:10 +1000
Rob Thoman via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
> We're migrating our environment to AD. The question we have is about
> the users in /etc/passwd. Our users are in the TDB and /etc/passwd.
> What is the best way to purge the users from /etc/passwd? If we
> remove them manually, the user info cannot be enumerated using getent
> passwd.
> Any suggestions/
> Thanks,
> RT

This all depends on just where /etc/passwd is, if it is on a DC, then
you really shouldn't use this as a fileserver, you can, but it isn't
recommended ;-)

If it is a Unix domain member, then it should work. 

Either way, it is probably just a matter of setting up libnss correctly.


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