Winbind issues

Mike Pain mtp at
Fri Nov 23 08:56:02 GMT 2001

Several questions really (all on the stable 2.2.2 samba compiled with
winbind and acls (and Brandon Stone's recycle bin), with a 2.4.14 kernel
along with acls from on a RedHat 7.2 box)...

1) Does anyone know how to stop the security event log on an NT PDC filling
up with lots of ANONYMOUS accesses to the Security Account Manager eg:

Object Open:
  Object Server: Security Account Manager
  Object Type: SAM_GROUP
  Object Name: DOMAINS\Account\Groups\0000045E
  New Handle ID: 1841992
  Operation ID: {0,70068560}
  Process ID: 2161235584
  Primary User Name: SYSTEM
  Primary Domain: NT AUTHORITY
  Primary Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E7)
  Client User Name:
  Client Domain:
  Client Logon ID: (0x0,0x2DD7)
  Accesses  READ_CONTROL

  Privileges  -

I suspect it is winbind that is causing this as I have just started using it
and I have never seen this before.  The last part of the object name changes
every time, and there is then a corresponding Handle Closed entry.

2) If I change the default winbind separator from \ to + as suggested (I
agree that at the unix level the backslash is problematic with a shell) then
the Permissions tab on a file shows either a)No user/groupnames at all from
an NT4sp6a box or b)User/groupnames like domain+user or domain+group from a
Win9x box using the nexus sysadmin tools.  When using the \ the names appear
correctly on both boxes.  My C isn't up to changing this but surely
regardless of the separator used on the samba box, it should return a
backslash to the external client such that user/groupnames are displayed

3) Also, is there an easy way of interrogating the winbind table that stores
the NT->UID lookup to get a complete list rather than a one by one
"getent passwd user"?

Thanks for any help to a winbind newcomer.


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