Subject: configure and using PAM (and winbind)
To: tech-pkg <>
From: Pierre Bourgin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/22/2003 13:32:17

I want to use the winbind package (samba collection) under 
NetBSD-1.6.1/i386 in order to setup a file server windows-compatible.

so I downloaded and installed PAM, samba then winbind.

Unfortunalty, I did not find any documentation explaining how to use PAM 
under NetBSD : I saw the pkg install message saying that files 
/usr/pkg/etc/pam.conf and /usr/pkg/etc/pam/* must be adjusted to suit my 
needs, but how I "connect" PAM and the NetBSD system : Is there any 
daemon to launch, some configuration to perform inside 
/etc/nsswitch.conf file ?

Thank for any short answer about it !

Does someone succesfully using winbind under NetBSD-1.6.1 ? does it 
"really" work, or that some things are missing, excluding this soft to 
be used on production server ?

I plan to use winbind in order to talk with an NT4 server (the PDC of my 
windows domain).


Pierre Bourgin