wbinfo - Query information from winbind daemon
wbinfo [ -u ] [ -g ] [ -h name ] [ -i ip ] [ -n name ] [ -s sid ] [ -U uid ] [ -G gid ] [ -S sid ] [ -Y sid ] [ -t ] [ -m ] [
-r user ] [ -a user%password ] [ -A user%password ]
This tool is part of the Samba suite.
The wbinfo program queries and returns information created and used by the winbindd(8) daemon.
The winbindd(8) daemon must be configured and running for the wbinfo program to be able to return information.
-u This option will list all users available in the Windows NT domain for which the winbindd(8) daemon is operating in. Users in all
trusted domains will also be listed. Note that this operation does not assign user ids to any users that have not already been seen
-g This option will list all groups available in the Windows NT domain for which the winbindd(8) daemon is operating in. Groups in all
trusted domains will also be listed. Note that this operation does not assign group ids to any groups that have not already been
seen by winbindd(8).
The -h option queries winbindd(8) to query the WINS server for the IP address associated with the NetBIOS name specified by the name
-i ip The -i option queries winbindd(8) to send a node status request to get the NetBIOS name associated with the IP address specified by
the ip parameter.
The -n option queries winbindd(8) for the SID associated with the name specified. Domain names can be specified before the user name
by using the winbind separator character. For example CWDOM1/Administrator refers to the Administrator user in the domain CWDOM1.
If no domain is specified then the domain used is the one specified in the smb.conf workgroup parameter.
-s sid Use -s to resolve a SID to a name. This is the inverse of the -n option above. SIDs must be specified as ASCII strings in the tradi-
tional Microsoft format. For example, S-1-5-21-1455342024-3071081365-2475485837-500.
-U uid Try to convert a UNIX user id to a Windows NT SID. If the uid specified does not refer to one within the winbind uid range then the
operation will fail.
-G gid Try to convert a UNIX group id to a Windows NT SID. If the gid specified does not refer to one within the winbind gid range then the
operation will fail.
-S sid Convert a SID to a UNIX user id. If the SID does not correspond to a UNIX user mapped by winbindd(8) then the operation will fail.
-Y sid Convert a SID to a UNIX group id. If the SID does not correspond to a UNIX group mapped by winbindd(8) then the operation will
-t Verify that the workstation trust account created when the Samba server is added to the Windows NT domain is working.
-m Produce a list of domains trusted by the Windows NT server winbindd(8) contacts when resolving names. This list does not include the
Windows NT domain the server is a Primary Domain Controller for.
Try to obtain the list of UNIX group ids to which the user belongs. This only works for users defined on a Domain Controller.
Attempt to authenticate a user via winbindd. This checks both authenticaion methods and reports its results.
Store username and password used by winbindd during session setup to a domain controller. This enables winbindd to operate in a Win-
dows 2000 domain with Restrict Anonymous turned on (a.k.a. Permissions compatiable with Windows 2000 servers only).
The wbinfo program returns 0 if the operation succeeded, or 1 if the operation failed. If the winbindd(8) daemon is not working wbinfo will
always return failure.
This man page is correct for version 2.2 of the Samba suite.
The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open
Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.
wbinfo and winbindd were written by Tim Potter.
The conversion to DocBook for Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter
19 November 2002 WBINFO(1)