Is someone working on winbindd support for Free/NetBSD ?

#man winbindd

 winbindd  - Name Service Switch daemon for resolving names
 from NT servers

 winbindd  is a daemon that provides a service for the Name
 Service Switch capability that is present in most modern C
 libraries.  The Name Service Switch allows user and system
 information to be obtained from different  databases  ser-
 vices  such as NIS or DNS. The exact behaviour can be con-
 figured throught the /etc/nsswitch.conf file.   Users  and
 groups  are  allocated  as they are resolved to a range of
 user and group ids specified by the administrator  of  the
 Samba system.

Btw, since we don't support winbindd, the samba-devel port
should not install the manpage :-/

A winbind deamon is really needed if you have a big environment
and you don't want to add all the time MACHINE$ entrys to
/etc/passwd, on which samba depends if you have samba acting
as a PDC.

Winbindd(8) depends on nsswitch support. We have some
nsswitch support, but NOT the sun API we could use to
complile free available programms like samba.

Linux has a SUN compatible NSS implementation.

So either we fix or NSS implementation, or we modify
with patches the winbindd to support FreeBSD too.

Suggestions ?


IMHO this is a real issue and we should look how we
can soon have a working winbindd on BSD.

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