SAMLOGON weirdness

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Nov 25 22:34:53 GMT 1998

hi michael,

with the new nt domain code, yes, the mapping stuff is becoming a big

we intend to fix the problem, by passing a struct around with
	unix name
	nt name

instead of places where just char *name is passed.  the reason is that
there is lots of confusion about what a name has become, once map_username
is called...

On Thu, 26 Nov 1998, Michael Stockman wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm running several ("new") versions of the server, so don't ask
> which. However it seems that W95 at a number of times logs on a user
> "Administrator" to the samba machine via a SAMLOGON. However I didn't
> (until today) have a user administrator, which caused some calls to
> fail, either because the user wasn't in the smbpasswd file or because
> it wasn't in the passwd file. What I did have was a mapping to "root"
> (well, got to use some user) in the username map. This must have been
> ignored, or my map file was wrong (less likely as I could use
> "administrator" to log in with the root password). Thus I must ask
> wheter if you are obliged to have a user administrator on you system
> (difficult to add), SAMLOGON should pay more attention to username map
> or "administrator" should be hard coded into samba (perhaps not so
> nice?)?
> Best regards
>   Michael Stockman
>   pgmtekn-micke at

<a href="mailto:lkcl at" > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton  </a>
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