Win98 ids -> Unix ids

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Thu Feb 22 13:24:25 GMT 2001

Hello Ben Choong,
Try the functionality - this maps pc usernames to unix usernames.
Read about it in the man page on smb.conf, or there is a good discussion in
the online O'Reilly book "Using Samba" at url:

page 162 covers your situation pretty nicely.
Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Choong Mun Sin [mailto:benchoong at]
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 4:23 AM
To: 'samba at'
Subject: Win98 ids -> Unix ids

Hi All,

Please can somebody help me with the following problem;

		My Win98 PCs and Samba Server are located on two different
domains.  The Samba server has been set up as the PDC.  
		For those user ids (Win98) with <= 8 characters, I have no
problem mapping to the Samba's shared directory.
		But, how can I deal with those ids that are longer than 8
characters (max Unix user id is 8 characters)? 
		Any suggestions?


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