[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#649265: Bug#649265: winbind: add wins to nsswitch.conf

Osamu Aoki osamu at debian.org
Sat Nov 19 15:41:41 UTC 2011


On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 02:40:56PM +0100, Luk Claes wrote:
> On 11/19/2011 02:26 PM, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > As I understand, winbind is a package to help integrate a machine into a
> > Windows network. Documentation in "Integrating MS Windows Networks with Samba"
> >  http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/integrate-ms-networks.html
> > is a good resource for novice like me.  It seems we need to add wins to nsswitch.conf.
> > 
> > Then I realize, libnss-mdns does put its entries into nsswitch.conf via package
> > script.  I thought it may be nice for winbind to do the similar.
> Are you actually having difficulties? WINS is not used by recent Windows
> anymore and could better be avoided if possible.

I see.  

I have no problem since I do not do this wins thing here.

One of a bug reported pushed wins to be documented in Debian Reference.

I have no idea what to tell him.  What is used by recent Windows and
what is a good pointer for documentation of such mixed system


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