Re: libpam-winbind package description
Justin B Rye wrote:
> There are so many ways of writing this, from "via the NBNS/WINS
> protocol" to "via the WINS (NBNS) service", and any one of them would
> be fine by me. I'd leave it up to the people who are familiar with
> the technical side.
I assume that in practice, the main problem is that anyone searching
with "apt-cache search NetBIOS" is not going to find the package.
Also the description does not mention what pam_winbind and nss_winbind
from the libpam-winbind package are plugins for (hint: it's not samba,
and in the latter case it's not PAM).
See also bug#626736.
How about something like this, to start:
Samba is an implementation of the SMB/CIFS protocol [...]
This package provides pam_winbind and nss_winbind, plugins that integrate
with a local winbindd server to provide Windows domain authentication and
user/group name lookups to the system; and nss_wins, which provides
hostname lookups via the WINS and NBNS protocols.
This package provides pam_winbind and nss_winbind, which allow a local
winbindd server to provide Windows domain authentication and user and
group name lookups for the system; and nss_wins, which allows local
users to transparently use a NetBIOS Name Service (NBNS) server such
as WINS to resolve hostnames.