Suggestion: make Winbindd more Active-Directory-alike
mathewmckernan at optushome.com.au
Thu Nov 29 03:06:06 GMT 2001
I don't know if this is possible but how about we establish a parameter for
winbindd called "winbindd username order". Which would allow administrators
to set their own user strings. For example, in my workplace we are wanting
to use winbindd on our Linux boxes but are held back because the Domain
preceeds the username, our users a very simple minded (teachers in my school
are very old schoo with it comes to computers, i.e. KISS, no offence to any
teachers on this list.)
For example: winbindd username order = %u@%D would create: fred at SACREDHEART
or winbindd username order = %user would create fred.
This would make winbind much more flexible from a compatibility side.
Obviously there would have to be strict instructions on its use since it can
"break" things such as mail as previously mentioned.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Simo Sorce" <idra at samba.org>
To: "Jeremy Allison" <jra at samba.org>
Cc: <David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM>; "Simo Sorce" <idra at samba.org>; "Tim
Potter" <tpot at samba.org>; "Jason Haar" <Jason.Haar at trimble.co.nz>;
<samba-technical at samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2001 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: Suggestion: make Winbindd more Active-Directory-alike
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 12:12:37PM -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 03:07:30PM -0500, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> > > Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > > > Aren't there sendmail rules that can deal with a username
> > > > containing a '@', or is this considered "not done" in admin
> > > > circles....
> > >
> > > Worse: Rogers just used @ in actual mail-names
> > > (not full email adressess) and broke all the
> > > RFC822-compliant pop clients.
> > >
> > > They just fixed it today, allowing former usersd
> > > of @home to get their email!
> > So I take it having '@' in a username is generally
> > a "BAD" idea ?
> > Jeremy.
> IMHO is a very bad idea.
> Simo Sorce idra at samba.org
> Samba Team http://www.samba.org
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