Accessing LOCAL files after login to NT-4-WS via Samba PDC

Brian Powell bpowell at
Wed Feb 18 16:46:24 GMT 1998

I don't see this particular topic anywhere in the archives of this mailing
list, so...

We have finally gotten the Samba PDC code running pretty well and have users
logging into their NT4 workstations using a Samba supplied domain login.  That
part is pretty neat in and of itself!

The problem is that for the purposes of file permissions and ownership, the
NT workstation does not recognize the the domain username as a valid user.
Thus the only files a user can modify on the local workstation are ones where
everyone has full access.  They cannot "own" any files, because the file
security dialog cannot find their username in the domain.  Is this simply due
to the incomplete DC support that Samba supplies in its current state, or are
we doing something wrong?

Thanks in advance,

Brian Powell            <bpowell at>           (614) 292-6017
       Sr. Programmer/Analyst, The Ohio Supercomputer Center
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