Samba, LDAP and User-Shares

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Fri Feb 9 14:29:26 GMT 2001

Hallo Roland,
My German language skills are poor, but perhaps  I can translate?
You have just installed the newest version of Samba (2.2.0alpha2) on Linux,
and at the same time you are working with an LDAP solution for Win2k on
Linux.  When you now under the NT or W2k DomainUser utility
add a user to the local Administrator group, every user which is found in
the LDAP Server is displayed, not only the ones found in the smbpassword
database. It turns out that by this action your Home directory on the server
was lost.  Does anyone know why?

Unfortunately, I am not familiar with the ldap solution on linux. But
perhaps someone else on the list can now give you some ideas.  One thing
that would be useful is a copy of your smb.conf file, to see how you have
Samba running; in domain controller mode, user mode, etc...
Also, when you say your home directory on the server is lost, what does that
mean - does the directory actually get removed from your linux machine, or
is it there, but no longer is associated with the ldap user?
And which home directory - the one for the user you are 'adding' or some
other user?

Good luck,

-----Original Message-----
From: Roland Kaeser [mailto:roland.kaeser at]
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 4:18 PM
To: samba at
Subject: Samba, LDAP and User-Shares


This mail is only in german, the complexity of the Problem is to big to
write it in english.
Ich hoffe es versteht jemand Deutsch.
Ich habe gerade die neueste Samba-Version (2.2.0-alpha2)  installiert.
Daneben arbeiten wir an einer LDAP-Lösung a'la Win2K auf Linux.  Wenn
ich nun unter NT oder W2K Domain-Benutzer in die lokale
Administrator-Gruppe hinzufügen möchte, werden alle Benutzer, welche
sich im LDAP-Server befinden, angezeigt, nicht nur jene welche sich in
der smbpasswd-Datei befinden. Dazu kommt noch dass bei dieser Aktion
mein Home-Verzeichnis auf dem Server gelöscht wurde. Weiss jemand an was
das liegen könnte.


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