problems with username = groupname in samba 3,01rc3 (ldap)

John H Terpstra jht at
Sat Nov 15 17:21:05 GMT 2003

On Sat, 15 Nov 2003, [ISO-8859-1] Hansjörg Maurer wrote:

> Hi,
> I had some time today to test samba 3.0 as PDC with LDAP.
> We had a user itsd und a group itsd,
> and I was unable to open the group properties and to save usersettings with
> MS Usermanager.
> I switched to a new groupname (itsdgroup instead of itsd) , and it works.
> If it is a problem to have identical user an groupnames,
> it may be notable in the samba howto collection.

Well, Ok. But this is well known in the Windows networking world.
You can't do it there either.

I'll add it. But at this rate we will end up documenting yet more MS
Windows stuff.  Where should we stop?

John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at

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