Peter Samuelson peter at
Tue Apr 11 02:41:36 GMT 2000

[Matthew Geddes]
> Can you explain who needs the DOMAINNAME\Username? As of when? And
> why this is needed?

So you can tell the difference between MYDOMAIN\Administrator and
MYMACHINE\Administrator (the most common name clash, I guess), but I'm
guessing you figured that part out already....

What the world really needs is either

  username map = /etc/samba/

(where %W is the domain) or, alternatively, a `username map' file
format something like:

  user1 = ntuser1
  user2 = ntuser2
  user3 = ntuser1
  user4 = ntuser2

That, to me, would look a lot nicer than

  user1 = DOMAIN1\ntuser1
  user2 = DOMAIN1\ntuser2
  user3 = DOMAIN2\ntuser1
  user4 = DOMAIN2\ntuser2


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