Suggestion: make Winbindd more Active-Directory-alike

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Nov 28 02:22:08 GMT 2001

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> 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
> reverse....
> I bet it'd quickly become the popular default !
> Jeremy.

As the person who has been asked to intergrate Active Dirctory into
winbind, I do have to say I like the idea.  Not sure I'll get to
implment it (not much time to get this whole thing done) but I do like

Andrew Bartlett

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