samba3upgrade clarification on groups

steve steve at
Sat May 26 01:34:20 MDT 2012

On 26/05/12 07:43, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-05-25 at 14:39 -0400, Charles Tryon wrote:

>> However, when I'm done, none of my groups have been imported.
>> What am I missing here?  Could this be a problem with not having idmap
>> database from the original (3.0) server?
> Yes, that may well be the issue.  We can only import groups that are
> mapped in the group_mapping.tdb (as we need something to enumerate to
> discover them).
> Andrew Bartlett
Hope I'm not hijacking the thread.

Would it be possible to have consistent idmappings between Linux 
machines in the same domain? We only have a few xp and win 7 clients on 
the lan and are using Samba4 AD to store stuff in LDAP.

If, on the DC steve2 has a uidNumber:gidNumber pairing of 3000028:20153, 
With winbind, it seems to be that steve2's idmap under Linux changes 
from computer to computer. The only way we are able to give him his own 
consistent set of rfc2307 mappings is to store them in the directory and 
pull them back out using e.g. libnss-ldapd. This is amazingly fast when 
compared to winbind anyway.

The m$ schema which you guys fought so hard to get for us (thank you), 
grants us permission to do this. Why don't we just populate the 
attributes that are already in place and sitting there empty under 
winbind, instead of using an external idmap?


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