Setting "winbind separator" to '\' in smb.conf

simo idra at
Thu May 3 13:10:35 GMT 2007

On Mon, 2007-04-30 at 11:36 +0200, Johann Hanne wrote:

> It's ok for me if you insist on the current behaviour, but then the smb.conf 
> man page is still wrong, as it says:
> Default: winbind separator = '\'
> The Default is \, and this directive would set it to '. And even worse, it 
> suggests that it's ok to enclose the character in quotes which is wrong, too. 
> If you keep the current behaviour, the man page must explain that the default 
> is something like
> winbind separator = \garbage

btw if you set it to \<space> (ie you add a space past the \ it might
work, but I agree we should support '' in the syntax


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at

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