[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#650091: libpam-winbind package description
jrnieder at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 02:17:39 UTC 2011
Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> I assume that in practice, the main problem is that anyone searching
> with "apt-cache search NetBIOS" is not going to find the package.
On second thought: looking over the current description of the winbind
package, I am already happy with it. I guess libpam-winbind should
This package provides PAM modules and NSS plugins to integrate
winbind into the system's authentication and user/group/hostname
and leave the talk of NetBIOS and detailed use cases to the "winbind"
package description. For reference, here's that description, in case
someone has ideas for improvements.
Description: Samba nameservice integration server
Samba is an implementation of the SMB/CIFS protocol [...]
This package provides winbindd, a daemon which integrates authentication
and directory service (user/group lookup) mechanisms from a Windows
domain on a Linux system. User/group lookups are configured via
/etc/nsswitch.conf, and authentication is integrated using the winbind
module for PAM.
Context: . Sorry for the unnecessary noise.
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