Suggestion: make Winbindd more Active-Directory-alike

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Nov 27 18:33:02 GMT 2001

On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 01:25:14PM +1100, Tim Potter wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 02:02:34PM +1300, Jason Haar wrote:
> > Currently Samba can do the likes of "DOMAIN\username" or "DOMAIN+username".
> > 
> > With Active-Directory snapping at our heals, how about "username at DOMAIN" as
> > well?
> Can't you do this with 'winbind separator = @' in your smb.conf file?

Nope, as winbindd would see this as user "DOMAIN" in domain "username" :-).
This is an excellent idea actually. Maybe something that tells winbindd
(and samba) to treat names in the user at domain format rather than the

I bet it'd quickly become the popular default !


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