Samba package 4.9.x samba smbd not playing with winbind.

Alexander Bokovoy ab at
Tue Sep 25 14:20:08 UTC 2018

On ti, 25 syys 2018, L.P.H. van Belle via samba-technical wrote:
> @Rowland 
> Now reboot your server. 
> And smbd isnt started anymore at boot. 
> Dont get fooled that it started before..  
> @Alexander 
> Now small comment on :  
> > With 4.9.0 we expanded guest handling to differentiate between anonymous and guest sessions. 
> > This required a proper handling of BUILTIN\Guests and thus is now forces to be able 
> > to have either writable backend or aliases configured properly.
> > 
> Yes, that is known. 
> And sorry, but in my opinion this is not handled properly. 
> A "stand alone" setup does not require BUILTIN\Guests maybe COMPUTERNAME\Guests
> S-1-5-32-546 != SID: S-1-5-21domain-514 
> Guests			Domain Guests 
All is needed is BUILTIN\Guests, not Domain Guests.

See e8dc55d2b969 and

> > Question is mostly what defaults we should have for BUILTIN\Guests.
> > Perhaps, we should always do the groupmap rule I added...
> > 
> Well, i just follow you Samba Devs. 
This is was a question 'into an air' to trigger Metze's answer. ;)

> Im just an it guy and i can't programm what your guys do..  Respect for that! 
> For now, i keep it simple an in sight for me in my smb.conf and i set the 2 : idmap *  lines. 
> I can add that simple in the smb.conf of my debian install, but its not nice. :-/ 
An issue I see is that, unlike 'net groupmap add ..' variant, we cannot
really default to a working default idmap configuration without knowning
in advance what ID range to use there.

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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