nss_winbind support

Jacques A. Vidrine nectar at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jan 29 05:57:43 PST 2004

On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 04:33:06PM -0500, Will Saxon wrote:
> > > I may have just missed it but there doesn't seem to be a lot of
> > > information available on how to set Samba 3 up under FreeBSD 5.x to
> > > use nss_winbind and pam_winbind. What information I have
> > found doesn't
> > > seem to work, maybe because it focuses on joining the domain as an
> > > NT-style domain member vs. Active Directory-style membership.
> >
> > Sorry I can't help with this one, still working it out myself.
> >
> > I have had it working previously with rpc but not ads.
> Just a followup, in case anyone else cares.. This problem has been worked
> on and may be fixed in the samba CVS tree as of the 7th of this month. It
> should be in the latest release candidate that has been posted recently.
> You have to copy the libnss_winbind.so module from samba/source/nsswitch/
> into /usr/lib and make symlinks to libnss_winbind.so.1 and perhaps
> nss_winbind.so.1 and nss_winbind.so.2 (or so I read). I am now able to
> assign microsoft domain user/group permissions on files and directories
> and presumably I will be able to replace our fileserver with a samba3
> machine which participates in the Active Diretory and uses kerberos
> authentication, etc.
> Very happy about this....

I haven't been following this thread, but the above
information does not seem correct.  If the Samba port is built
WITH_WINBIND_NSS, then the NSS module will be correctly installed as

What problem exactly are you having?
Jacques Vidrine   NTT/Verio SME      FreeBSD UNIX       Heimdal
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