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

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Sat Nov 19 17:00:01 UTC 2011

Quoting Osamu Aoki (osamu at debian.org):
> Package: winbind
> Version: 2:3.5.11~dfsg-4
> Severity: wishlist
> 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.

Thanks for you suggestion and bug report, Aoki-san.

However, I think it really should be up to the local admin to decide what
to do, here.

I never added wins to nsswitch.conf on any of my samba servers and
they're still working fairly well.

At the very minimum, this should be done through a (low priority)
debconf question (defaulting to not do anything). Given that, I'm far
from being convinced of this being really useful, I will eventually
consider this.....if we get a working patch implementing this,
including debconf question..:)

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