[CentOS] CentOS5 w winbind samba integrated w Win2k8 AD

Sat Dec 3 22:13:14 UTC 2011
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Wed, 30 Nov 2011, james wrote:

> Is anyone out there using CentOS5 integrated correctly with a Windows 2008
> domain so that active directory authentication can be used for samba
> shares?

Yes, I use it with 2008 with the SFU attributes present.  The standard samba3x
packages are sufficient.

> I have tried the newer RPM's from SERNET up to 3.5 and 3.6 without any luck.
> The usual behavior is wbinfo returns the active directory users and groups
> but 'getent passwd' only returns local users. I also tried compiling samba
> from source but could never get winbind to properly connect.

I choose not to use winbind but instead use nss_ldap and pam_krb5 on EL5.  If
you're seeing what you say is your nsswitch.conf incorrect perhaps?