[Samba] FREEBSD 12 - Samba410 - General question

Suporte - KONTROL suporte at kontrolsecurity.com.br
Tue Mar 24 15:42:37 UTC 2020

Thanks Rowland!

Knowing that, I am changing my startup file to raise Winbind only
(authentication). Awesome!
Much appreciated!!!


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From: samba <samba-bounces at lists.samba.org> On Behalf Of Rowland penny via
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:02 PM
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Subject: Re: [Samba] FREEBSD 12 - Samba410 - General question

On 24/03/2020 14:22, Suporte - KONTROL via samba wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Good morning/afternoon/evening.
> Got a question regarding a FREEBSD 12 being used as a proxy (SQUID) 
> with SAMBA410.
> Do I have to keep SMBD and NMBD services enabled with WINBIND to act 
> as a an Active Directory "CLIENT ONLY" (for Squid proxy purposes) or, 
> can I disable SMBD and NMBD and keep WINBIND only?
> I am asking because I made a test killing both processes and keeping 
> Winbind only and everything still working fine. As the machine as 
> already part of the Domain, I am not sure those services are required
during the "joining"
> process.

You shouldn't have any of the Samba binaries running when joining the

'smbd' == fileserver binary

'nmbd' == network browsing binary

'winbindd' == authentication binary

You really only need 'nmbd' if you need network browsing (implies using

If you are running Samba as a fileserver, you need 'smbd' & 'winbindd'

If you are just using Samba for authentication, then you only need


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