any suggestion on winbind separator?

David Brodbeck DavidB at
Mon Feb 18 09:14:10 GMT 2002

"+" is nice because shells don't interpret it as a special character.  "\"
has the advantage of looking like how Windows displays domain names, and if
you need to parse usenames and feed them to smbclient or a similar program
they will work unaltered.  Smbclient is ignorant of the seperator setting
and won't understand anything but "\" or "/" as far as I know.

So really, it's a matter of taste.  I use "+", personally.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lin Li [mailto:linl at]
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 11:30 AM
To: samba-technical at
Subject: any suggestion on winbind separator?

The default winbind separator is '\', some documents use '+'. Which one
is better? Will '/' be OK? What's the advantage or side effect each one
has? If use '+' is better, why not use it as default?
Any suggestion will be appreciated.


More information about the samba-technical mailing list