Using winbind with Wine
Martin.Wilck at Fujitsu-Siemens.com
Tue Sep 24 11:33:24 CDT 2002
There has been a discussion on wine-devel about using winbind
for purposes like user authorization, retrieving user and group
information, and more.
It seemed reasonable to use PAM and NSS for the basic lookups and
leave it to the sysadmin to configure these services to use winbind.
Winbind offers some more functionality than that, though, such as
Continuing along that line, it would be desirable to have a more generic
interface than what winbindd currently offers - actually it would be
nice to be able to access all RPC calls that samba supports through an
interface like winbindd's.
* Are there any plans by the Samba team to extend winbindd in this
* If no, would the Samba team accept patches from wine developers
implementing such extensions to winbindd?
* Does winbind support client requests (from the Unix side) where
strings are in Unicode format, i.e. could wine pass Unicode strings from
Windows applications to windbind directly?
* If no, would it be possible to extend winbindd to support this without
modifying the samba libraries?
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