Winbind is targeted at organizations that have an
existing NT-based domain infrastructure into which they wish
to put UNIX workstations or servers. Winbind will allow these
organizations to deploy UNIX workstations without having to
maintain a separate account infrastructure. This greatly
simplifies the administrative overhead of deploying UNIX
workstations into an NT-based organization.
Another interesting way in which we expect Winbind to
be used is as a central part of UNIX-based appliances. Appliances
that provide file and print services to Microsoft-based networks
will be able to use Winbind to provide seamless integration of
the appliance into the domain.