Ubuntu winbind not working?

Have you been trying to get winbind working on Ubuntu, and not having any luck? After the usual:

 

sudo apt-get install winbind

 

You also need to install libnss-winbind as well:

 

sudo apt-get install libnss-winbind

 

That should get it working, when combined with the change of the hosts: line in /etc/nsswitch.conf from:

 

hosts: files dns

 

to

 

hosts: files dns wins

 

And presto, it should start working.

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