Samba password server?

Corey Edwards tensai at
Thu Jul 5 09:54:50 MDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-07-05 at 09:44 -0600, Michael L Torrie wrote:
> Winbind might still require the posix user to be in the passwd file,
> though, as Samba has no way of describing to a unix machine where the
> posix home directory path should be.  I'm not sure how they do that.

That's what NSS is for. It allows for drop-in replacements of passwd,
group, etc. You will need an NSS module for winbind. I would assume
there is one, but I haven't ever used winbind. I have used LDAP for this
and it's worked great.


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