New domain/group maps and localized versions of NT?

Jean Francois Micouleau Jean-Francois.Micouleau at
Fri Feb 5 14:06:08 GMT 1999

On Fri, 5 Feb 1999, FAUCONNET Alain wrote:

> Hello,

Bonjour Alain,

> I have read this in the NTDOM archives (sorry,  I  didn't  retain  the
> author's name) :

That's me.

> This seems to imply  that  those  file  will  determine  a  ONE-TO-ONE
> equivalence   between  the  Unix  and  NT  groups.


>  Unfortunately  the
> brainless  people  at  Microsoft  have  localized  the names of the NT
> groups.  For the french version for example, the "Domain Admins" group
> has  become  "Administrateurs  du domaine" or something like that (how
> about  logging into your Unix station with "racine" instead of "root" ?

No problem with samba so far. My NT testbed is half english, half french.

It's working with Samba as with NT, you can have a French NT workstation
and a English NT PDC. Only the SID value is important.

> they really don't think a second  when  it  comes  to   fool  with  OS
> *constants* in the name of localization).
> I'm  still  using  the 2.0.0 production code but planning to switch to
> the HEAD branch soon, and this is a concern to me. How will the domain
> group map handle  localized  group  names ?  will  it  allow  multiple
> right-hand values ? (same goes for domain user maps)


> Greetings from Paris,
> _Alain_

greetings from Bordeaux, 
Jean Francois

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