[Samba] finger command with winbind / Linux

Jason Keltz jas at eecs.yorku.ca
Fri Apr 16 16:54:52 UTC 2021


A question about using the "finger" command under Linux when using 
winbind nss backend..

When users were in /etc/passwd, and I would do:

finger <first name of user> or

finger <last name of user>

I would get back all entries from /etc/passwd with that first name or 
last name matching my spec.

With winbind in place, finger works, but only if I specify a full 
username.  It doesn't find users based on their name field.

The truth is, I only set "displayname" to the full name, and that may be 
the issue because if I do finger "jas", the "Name:" field from finger is 

However, if I edit my user record under AD and set "gecos: Jason Keltz", 
then finger "jas" now shows my full name under "Name:" field, but I 
still can't search by "Jason" or "Keltz".

Any thoughts?


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