Libnss winbind Links

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Introduction

To enable hosts to receive user and group information from a domain using Winbind, you must create two symbolic links in a directory of the operating system's library path.



Determining the Platform

To determine the operating system's platform:

# uname -m



Locating the libnss_winbind.so.2 Library

The libnss_winbind.so.2 library is installed in the Samba library directory set at compile time. To locate the folder:

# smbd -b | grep LIBDIR
   LIBDIR: /usr/local/samba/lib/

Link the library from this directory in your operating system's library directory.



Operating System-specific Examples

Red Hat-based Operating Systems

x86_64

# ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib64/
# ln -s /lib64/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib64/libnss_winbind.so
# ldconfig


i686

# ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib/
# ln -s /lib/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib/libnss_winbind.so
# ldconfig


Debian-based Operating Systems

x86_64

# ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
# ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnss_winbind.so
# ldconfig


i686

# ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib/i386-linux-gnu/
# ln -s /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libnss_winbind.so
# ldconfig


ARM

# ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/
# ln -s /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libnss_winbind.so
# ldconfig


SUSE-based Operating Systems

x86_64

# ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib64/
# ln -s /lib64/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib64/libnss_winbind.so
# ldconfig


i686

# ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib/
# ln -s /lib/libnss_winbind.so.2 /lib/libnss_winbind.so
# ldconfig