[patch] Samba 2.09: /etc/passwd.samba instead of /etc/passwd

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Tue May 29 10:50:36 GMT 2001

Thomas Jarosch wrote:
> I've developed a short, dirty patch for Samba 2.09
> that allows me to have a separate /etc/passwd for Samba.
> (and so allows me to have virtual users running under 
> the UID of "nobody")

I don't understand.  Could you provide more explanation
of why this patch would be necessary?  Why not just use
a username map and distiguish between %U and %u?

Cheers, jerry
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