Problems connecting to samba4 server

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Aug 31 13:08:59 GMT 2006

On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 22:18 +0200, Michael Drüing wrote:
> Did some more testing, the funny thing is that everything works as expected
> as soon as I add a user called "Administrator", UID=0, GID=0, to my
> /etc/passwd file (the share I'm trying to access, and all files in it, are
> owned by root)
> Question: Is that expected behaviour? i.e. do I need to add a UNIX user for
> every samba user I'm trying to connect with? I guess not, so why is the
> username mapping broken for me?

It appears that somehow, we lost the ability to look for the unixName
attribute when mapping users.  I've added it back to the list, and this
should work again.

Thankyou very much for your report, and sorry it took so long for me to
get back to you.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.        
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